Peter Berg has signed on to direct the pilot episode of The Leftovers, a new HBO project created by Damon Lindelof.
The story is based on the 2011 novel of the same name by Tom Perrotta (Little Children, Election). The plot is set in the aftermath of The Rapture, and the survivors who are left behind in the suburban community of Middleton after more than 100 people disappeared.
If the pilot is picked up to series, Damon Lindelof will serve as showrunner and executive producer. Author Tom Perrotta, Ron Yerxa, Albert Berger, Sarah Aubrey, and Peter Berg are also executive producing for Warner Bros. Television. No production schedule was given for the pilot.
Along with directing films such as Battleship, Hancock, and The Kingdom, Peter Berg has directed the pilots for shows such as Wonderland, Friday Night Lights, and Prime Suspect.