So, Damon Lindelof
is heading back to TV? We have nothing against that, but we’re curious to hear what will Lost co-creator bring us this time.
Oh, look, we already have an answer to that question – he will be in charge for a small-screen (if we could call HBO a small-screen anyway) adaptation of Tom Perrotta
‘s novel The Leftovers
First published in May, Leftovers centers around the Rapture and follows a group of people who are left behind in the suburban community of Mapleton after the sudden departure of more than 100 people as they begin to rebuild their lives after their mysterious disappearance.
Lindelof definitely sounds excited about the whole thing, and here’s what he had to say about it in an interview with Vulture:
“When I got the book, I fell deeply and passionately in love with it. I think that even from the moment I read the logline for the book, it was something I wanted to be vicariously a part of as opposed to just enjoying it as a consumer.”
According to the latest reports, Lindelof will also co-write the project with Perrotta under his rich three-year deal with Warner Bros. Television, while HBO will produce together with WBTV. Perrotta will also serve as an executive producer with Ron Yerxa and Albert Berger.
We’re definitely interested in this project, and if you share our excitement – stay tuned for more!