The Leftovers Video: Invitation to the Set

The LeftoversThe Leftovers premieres on HBO on June 29th, and in this video EP Damon Lindelof and stars Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Chris Zylka, and Liv Tyler preview the show. I’m always wary when a showrunner insists that the audience shouldn’t care much about a show’s central mystery, but that method did work pretty well in the book, so . . . we’ll see.

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HBO Orders The Leftovers Adaptation to Series

It’s been reported at TV Guide and elsewhere that HBO has given a ten-episode series order to The Leftovers, based on the Rapture-centric novel by Tom Perrotta. Damon Lindelof (Lost) is writing and showrunning. The show stars Liv Tyler, Justin Theroux, Christopher Eccleston, Amy Brenneman, Chris Zylka, Max and Charlie Carver, and more. Anyone read the book? I’ve liked other Perrotta but haven’t read this one yet.

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The Leftovers to Star Justin Theroux

Justin TherouxAccording to Entertainment Weekly, Justin Theroux (John Adams, Parks and Rec) will play the lead in Damon Lindelof’s HBO pilot based on Tom Perrotta’s novel The Leftovers, about people left behind after the Rapture. His character, Kevin Garvey, will be a police chief (rather than the mayor as in the novel), “a man trying to maintain some semblance of normalcy in a world that is starting to completely reject that notion.” Anyone read The Leftovers yet? Will Theroux make a good Kevin Garvey?