HBO has now tapped Lost showrunner Damon Lindelof for his adaptation of Tom Perrotta’s The Leftovers, the story of the people left on earth after the rapture. So far, so good.
If history taught us anything, it’s that Lindelof knows his way around groups of strangers forced to survive together (for a few seasons, at least), so this seems to be right in his wheelhouse. Starring in the ten-episode first season will be Justin Theroux, alongside Liv Tyler, Christopher Eccleston, and a slew of others.
As I’m unfamiliar with the book, I don’t know what the scope of the story is, so the production scope here could range anywhere from Boardwalk Empire-style sets to a quaint Big Love-type setting.
I say bigger is better. Especially with Lindelof at the helm.