HBO Series ‘The Leftovers’ To Go On Hiatus

By | Thursday April 10, 2014 @ 8:25pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Heroes Day meetingEXCLUSIVE: Damon Lindelof‘s upcoming 10-episode HBO series The Leftovers is taking a break. The high-concept drama, Lindelof’s follow-up series to Lost, will shut down production for a brief hiatus after it wraps production on the current … Read More »

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HBO Sets Premiere Dates For New Drama ‘The Leftovers’, Final Season Of ‘True Blood’

By | Thursday April 3, 2014 @ 11:18am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Heroes Day meetingThe Leftovers, HBO‘s drama series from Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof and novelist Tom Perrotta, will debut on June 15 at 10 PM, following the season finale of Game Of Thrones. The following Sunday, June 22, the … Read More »

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TCA: ‘Lost’s Damon Lindelof Mocks Network TV During HBO’s ‘The Leftovers’ Panel, Says Quality Is Higher On Cable

By | Thursday January 9, 2014 @ 5:44pm PST

TCADeadline__140109155905__140109183154“We can all agree that cable is far superior to network,” said Damon Lindelof today at the TCA panel for his upcoming series The Leftovers on HBO, which marks his return to TV almost four years after the end of Lost. “I think that when you slow the conveyer belt down, Lucy and Ethel, the quality control goes up,” he added. 2014 Winter TCA Tour - Day 1“[Leftovers] is a grower not a shower — not to compare it to an erect penis but the metaphor is apt,” the Lost co-creator half-joked. “The beauty of working with HBO is they say how much story do you got?” he said, adding that frees him from filling “weeks of episodes that are not essential.” Leftovers co-scribe Tom Perrotta and star Justin Theroux joined the showrunner onstage in Pasadena. HBO picked up The Leftovers up for series last September.

Leftovers is written by Lindelof and Perrotta based on the latter’s 2011 bestseller. With a pilot directed by Peter Berg, the 10-episode drama looks at the world three years after the Rapture took 2% of the world’s population and some of the unchosen left behind — though the salvation may not have actually occurred. “The show is really focused on showing these people’s lives in motion not delivering tremendous amounts of exposition,” said Lindelof. “One of the things I love about Tom’s book and the show in general is it is not necessarily for everyone.” Lindelof waved off comparisons to CBS’ summer series Under The Dome – but he did take a mock swipe at it. “The Leftovers will answer what the dome is in our second episode just to f*ck them,” he said laughing. Read More »

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Damon Lindelof’s ‘The Leftovers’ Gets Series Order At HBO

By | Monday September 16, 2013 @ 2:30pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

In his follow-up to Lost, Damon Lindelof has received a 10-episode series pickup by HBO for drama pilot The Leftovers, which was directed by Peter Berg. Co-written by Lindelof and Tom Perrotta based on Perrotta’s book and toplined by Justin Theroux, the project takes place after the Rapture happens, but not quite like it’s supposed to. It is the story of the people who didn’t make the cut — and a world that never will 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. Read More »

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‘Elementary’ Adds Rhys Ifans As Sherlock’s Brother, ‘Leftovers’ Casts Chris Zylka

By | Wednesday June 26, 2013 @ 1:30pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Rhys Ifans (The Amazing Spider-Man) has been cast in the recurring role of Sherlock Holmes’ older brother, Mycroft Holmes, in the upcoming second season of CBS’ drama series Elementary. He will make his debut in the season premiere, which will be shot on location in London. In the episode, Sherlock (Jonny Lee Miller) is called to London to revisit an old case, where he is forced to face his brother. Although the siblings suffered a drastic falling-out a few years earlier, Mycroft allows Sherlock and Joan (Lucy Liu) to stay in his new home, 221B Baker Street. With Joan in the middle, the brothers are forced to confront their very complicated history. Read More »

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Amy Brenneman To Co-Star In HBO Pilot ‘The Leftovers’

By | Tuesday June 25, 2013 @ 5:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Private Practice and Judging Amy alumna Amy Brenneman has joined the cast of Damon Lindelof’s HBO drama pilot The Leftovers, directed by Peter Berg. Also cast as a regular in the project, based on Tom Perrotta’s … Read More »

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Charlie & Max Carver Join HBO’s ‘Leftovers’

By | Monday June 24, 2013 @ 8:03am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Charlie Carver and Max Carver, who played the Scavo twins on ABC’s Desperate Housewives, have been cast as regulars  in Damon Lindelof’s … Read More »

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Liv Tyler To Co-Star In Damon Lindelof’s HBO Pilot ‘The Leftovers’

By | Tuesday June 18, 2013 @ 2:16pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Liv Tyler is set to co-star opposite Justin Theroux in Damon Lindelof’s HBO drama pilot The Leftovers, directed by Peter Berg. Co-written by Lindelof and Tom Perrotta based on Perrotta’s book, the … Read More »

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Quartet Cast In Damon Lindelof’s HBO Pilot ‘The Leftovers’

By | Monday June 10, 2013 @ 9:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Carrie Coon, Ann Dowd (Compliance), former Dr. Who Christopher Eccleston and Amanda Warren (The Closer) are set to star opposite Justin Theroux in Damon Read More »

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Justin Theroux To Topline Damon Lindelof’s HBO Pilot ‘The Leftovers’

By | Tuesday June 4, 2013 @ 10:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Justin Theroux is set as the lead in Damon Lindelof’s HBO drama pilot The Leftovers, directed by Peter Berg. Co-written by Lindelof and Tom Perrotta based on Perrotta’s 2011 book, the project takes place … Read More »

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