HBO, in association with Warner Bros. Television, has announced today that they’ll be taking the upcoming pilot, “The Leftovers,” to series.
Based on Tom Perrotta’s 2011 book, the show arrives from executive producers Damon Lindelof, Tom Perrotta, Peter Berg, Sarah Aubrey, Ron Yerxa and Albert Berger. Peter Berg (Battleship) directed the pilot and HBO has made a commitment to produce a further nine episodes to make up the first season.
The story focuses on the people who don’t make the cut after a biblical rapture. Justin Theroux stars alongside Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler, Chris Zylka, Margaret Qualley, Carrie Coon, Emily Meade, Amanda Warren, Ann Dowd, Michael Gaston, Max Carver, Charlie Carver, Annie Q, Paterson Joseph and Brad Leland.
The pilot was co-written by Lindelof and Perrotta.