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#1 Peter T Chattaway

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 12:18 PM

Link to our thread on the novel.

Links to our threads on the film version of Little Children (2006) and the book and in-development film versions of The Abstinence Teacher.

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HBO teaming with author Tom Perrotta
HBO is developing a series based on author Tom Perrotta's upcoming novel "The Leftovers."
Hourlong drama explores the Rapture and how the sudden disappearance of loved ones in a suburban town affects everyone left behind. Perrotta, who is writing the pilot, will exec produce with Ron Yerxa and Albert Berger. . . .
Variety, August 9

#2 Stephen Lamb

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 05:57 PM

And now, it's Damon Lindelof (of Lost fame) co-writing the script with Perrotta, and running the show, if it moves ahead.

Damon Lindelof Teams With Author Tom Perrotta For ‘The Leftovers’ Series At HBO

In his first TV series project since Lost, Damon Lindelof is heading to HBO for The Leftovers, a drama based on Tom Perrotta’s 2011 book, which the two will co-write together. This marks the first foray into cable for the Lost executive producer/co-showrunner and the first project under the rich three-year overall deal he recently signed with Warner Bros TV.


http://www.deadline....opment-writing/


Edited by Stephen Lamb, 28 June 2012 - 05:58 PM.


#3 Peter T Chattaway

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:20 PM

Pilot episode to be directed by Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights, Battleship, Very Bad Things, Hancock, etc.).

#4 J.A.A. Purves

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 11:30 AM

Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights, Battleship, Very Bad Things, Hancock, etc.).

Hopefully, working with HBO will encourage his better inclinations and discourage the not so good inclinations that are demonstrated by this list.

It's just too bad that Paul Boyer isn't still around to work as a consultant for this.

#5 Peter T Chattaway

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 11:40 PM

Justin Theroux has been cast as Kevin Garvey, "a chief of police and father of two who is trying to maintain some semblance of normalcy in this new world." And this news comes one day after I catch a screening of This Is the End.

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 04:43 PM

Also starring Arwen.

#7 Peter T Chattaway

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 07:51 PM

Yep, it's a series now.

#8 J.A.A. Purves

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 09:35 PM