HBO has given Damon Lindelof's pilot The Leftovers a 10-episode series commitment. Peter Berg is directed the pilot.
The project is an adaptation of Tom Perrotta's best-selling book and follows a group of people that didn't make the cut after the rapture. Justin Theroux stars as a police chief, who is trying to bring a sense of normalcy to the world after this event. Liv Tyler will be playing Meg, a woman that feels trapped in her marriage and needs an escape. She becomes recruited by members of a cult.
Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Chris Zylka, Margaret Qualley, Carrie Coon, Emily Meade, Amanda Warren, Ann Dowd, Michael Gaston, Max Carver, Charles Carver, Annie Qian, Paterson Joseph and Brad Leland are also attached to star n the show.
Damon Lindelof will serve as the showrunner with Tom Perrotta, Peter Berg, Sarah Aubrey, Ron Yerxa and Albert Berger producing. No production schedule has been revealed.