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Post-Rapture Series “The Leftovers” Picked Up by HBO

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HBO has ordered a ten-episodes of ‘The Leftovers’ based on a 2011 novel of the same name. The novel was written Tom Perrotta, who some of you might recall wrote Election and Little Children

2013-06-04-the_leftovers-e1370376357289-533x381“The Leftovers” centers around a Earth after the events that left the population decimated from what appeared to be The Rapture, only it wasn’t just Christians who were taken. There were persons of all faiths, and even atheists joining the translated. Nobody seems to know exactly what happened even three years after it occurred.

The people of this post-rapture Earth don’t exactly dwell on what happened. People still go to work, have mortgage payments, use their smartphones, and are just trying to get past what happened. It’s not a post-apocalyptic tale. So don’t expect mohawk-clad-hockey-pad-wearing gladiators trying to catch razor edged boomerangs.

There is no premiere date as of yet, but the pilot was co-written by Perrotta and Damon Lindelof (Lost, Prometheus, Star Trek), and Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights) is set to direct. The series will star Christopher Eccleston (Doctor Who), Liv Tyler, Brad Leland, and many others.

Lindelof will serve as the series’ show-runner, and will be developing it along side Perrotta.

Are you excited about The Leftovers being turned into a TV series? Also what other novels would you like to see turned into a TV series? Let us know in the comments below!

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