Damon Lindelof’s HBO pilot The Leftovers gets full series

HBO orders The Leftovers, starring Justin Theroux and Christopher Eccleston to full series

leftoversHBO postapocalyptic pilot The Leftovers, starring Justin Theroux, Christopher Eccleston and Liv Tyler and written by Damon Lindelof, has been ordered to a full series of 10 episodes.

Theroux stars as the police chief of a small town after the Rapture has taken place and many people find themsleves left behind. THR reports that Lindelof’s story “tells the story of the people who didn’t make the cut and a world that will never be the same,” as Theroux’s character strives “to maintain some semblance of normalcy in a world that is beginning to reject that notion.”

Amy Brenneman, 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 also star in the series based on Tom Perrotta’s bestseller.

You can buy The Leftovers in paperback for £5.75 at Amazon.co.uk.