The Lost creator will team with the novel's author Tom Perotta on the series.
Damon Lindelof has had a good decade. Lost helped put the ABC Network back on the map after it was stuck in reality show hell, and his script for Prometheus similarly gave Ridley Scott his first hit in the science fiction genre in a very long time.
Thus, with a big time new television deal with Warner Brothers, he gets to do just about anything he wants. And that brings us to now, where Deadline reports that Lindelof is teaming with novelist Tom Perotta to write an adaptation of the author's "The Leftovers," a post-apocalyptic novel with a twist. Sayeth Deadline:
The Leftovers, produced by HBO in association with WBTV, takes place after the Rapture happens but not quite like it's supposed to. It is the story of the people who didn't make the cut... and a world that will never be the same. Lindelof and Perrotta will co-write the script and executive produce the project, now in development, with Ron Yerxa and Albert Berger. If The Leftovers moves forward, Lindelof will serve as the showrunner.
Lindelof spoke a few words to Deadline about the project himself:
"What I love about television is character-based storytelling, and I want to continue to explore fantastical way of doing it where characters live in a world that is a little skewed."
Personally, we're absolutely sure that the finale of this show will be absolutely satisfactory to all of its fans, who will have nothing to argue about once it's aired.
Source: Damon Lindelof Teams With Author Tom Perrotta For ‘The Leftovers’ Series At HBO
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