It is the story of the people who didn’t make the cut… and a world that will never be the same. Warner Bros. TV, where Lindelof and his Adventure Corps are under a rich overall deal, is producing in what marks the studio’s first series for HBO.
The Leftovers, Lindelof’s first TV project after Lost, had a smooth sailing through development at HBO, where it was originally set up last summer, through pilot to a series order. Like his fellow Lost co-showrunner Carlon Cuse, Lindelof picked cable for his next TV chapter after the Emmy-winning ABC drama. (Cuse is showrunner of A&E series Bates Motel and FX pilot The Strain.)
Lindelof will serve as showrunner on The Leftovers, which he is executive producing with Perrotta, Berg, Sarah Aubrey, Ron Yerxa and Albert Berger. Co-starring alongside Theroux are Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler, Chris Zylka, Margaret Qualley, Carrie Coon, Emily Meade, Amanda Warren, Ann Dowd, Michael Gaston, Max Carver, Charlie Carver, Annie Q, Paterson Joseph and Brad Leland.