HBO orders Rapture series ‘The Leftovers’

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Three years after the end of “Lost,” Damon Lindelof is heading back to TV with a new series titled “The Leftovers.”

HBO announced Monday that it had ordered a 10-episode first season of the series, to be run by Lindelof, the co-creator and co-showrunner of the classic ABC fantasy adventure series.

While the series, based on the novel by Tom Perotta, has a fantasy bent to it, this one won’t have the flavor of island adventure.


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The story revolves around the people left on Earth after the Rapture whisks all the true believers off to Heaven. Everyone found lacking is stuck in the terrestrial plane of existance.

The cast for the series includes Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler, Chris Zylka, Margaret Qualley, Carrie Coon, Emily Meade, Amanda Warren, Ann Dowd, Michael Gaston, Max Carver, Charlie Carve, Annie Q, Paterson Joseph and Brad Leland.

The pilot was directed by “Friday Night Lights” creator Peter Berg.


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