HBO has given a series order to Damon Lindelof's The Leftovers, TVGuide.com has learned.
The 10-episode series is based on Tom Perrotta's book, which follows the people who survive a Rapture-like event and must figure out how to go on without their loved ones.
The drama stars Liv Tyler, Justin Theroux, Christopher Eccleston, Amy Brenneman, Emily Meade, Michael Gaston, Chris Zylka, Margaret Qualley, Carrie Coon, Amanda Warren, Ann Dowd, Annie Q, Paterson Joseph, Brad Leland and Max and Charlie Carver.
Lindelof, who co-created the hit drama Lost with Jeffrey Lieber and J.J. Abrams, will write the drama from Warner Bros. Television and Adventure Corps with Perrotta. He will also serve as showrunner and executive producer alongside Sarah Aubrey, Ron Yerxa, Albert Berger and Peter Berg, who will also direct the pilot.
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