There was a lot of hype leading into HBO’s The Leftovers premiere. Damon Lindelof, the popular creator of Lost, is behind the new series and the drama nabbed a cushy slot, premiering after True Blood’s latest episode. Still, it looks as if all of the hype may not have paid off, after all.
Here is where I’d usually stick a warning about spoilers, but let’s be honest here. Given the way information is barely delivered by HBO’s newest drama The Leftovers, I don’t think I could spoil anything even if I tried.
HBO’s marketing is all about the details, from intimate “Inside the Episode” guides to careful trailers that reveal a lot without spoiling the show they are teasing. For the last week, the subscription cable network has been busy promoting its upcoming drama series The Leftovers from Lost creator Damon Lindelof and author Tom Perrotta. The new teaser is emotional and provoking, giving us a few more hints about the Rapture-like event to come.
The Leftovers is a go at HBO. Warner Bros. TV passed along the good news today that HBO has given Damon Lindeloff's TV adaptation of Tom Perrotta's novel The Leftovers a series order. The pilot episode was written by Lindelof (Lost) and Perrotta, with Friday Night Lights' Peter Berg credited for directing the first episode.
Damon Lindelof is headed back to the TV realm with the HBO drama pilot The Leftovers. Casting has been in full swing for the drama recently, and on Monday it was announced that Charlie Carver and Max Carver have joined the pilot. The real-life twin brothers have signed on to the series playing (you guessed it) identical twins.
Damon Lindelof's HBO pilot now has its leading male. Justin Theroux is set to star in the TV adaptation of Tom Perrotta's The Leftovers. The story is actually split between a number of characters, but if the adaptation sticks close to the book, and this project goes to series, we can probably expect to see plenty of Theroux in this drama.
Even with the prospect of James Gandolfini returning to premium cable isn't enough to secure a pilot a guaranteed series order, as evidenced by HBO's decision to pass on the drama pilot Criminal Justice. This news follows the announcement earlier this month that HBO has given Damon Lindelof's series adaptation of Tom Perrotta's rapture novel The Leftovers a pilot order.
Earlier this month, we shared the news that Damon Lindelof was inking a deal with Warner Bros. Television and was looking to return to TV. Since then, we've been left to wonder what the former Lost executive producer and Prometheus screenwriter might tackle. With Prometheus in theaters now and the Star Trek sequel in the works, one might assume he's got outer space on the brain, however it looks like his next small screen endeavor will be set on earth, though there is a supernatural/potentially-biblical element to the story that's very intriguing.
When he isn't busy serving as producer on films like Prometheus and the upcoming Star Trek sequel, Damon Lindelof can occasionally be found entertaining his thousands of Twitter followers with his random 140-character blurbs. His last contribution to television came in the form of an ABC show called Lost. You may have heard of that one.
Lindelof's good-natured dig at his own show apparently resonated quite a bit with some of his fellow show creators. Soon both Bill "Scrubs" Lawrence and Shonda "Grey's Anatomy" Rhimes weighed in with their own regrets about which shows didn't work, or didn't work as well as they could have.
Even if you never play the lotto, you've almost certainly heard about the Mega Millions lotto drawing that will net the lucky winners a total of $656 million. Former Lost showrunner Damon Lindelof has even thrown his own hat into the ring and purchased a ticket…using Hurley's cursed lottery numbers. Lindelof tweeted a pic of the ticket yesterday.
Damon Lindelof, a guy who knows a thing or two about dealing with fan expectations. After having been through the wringer with Lost's controversial ending, Lindelof stepped forward to defend The Killing, and by extension showrunner Veena Sud. He argues that holding back the identity of Rosie's killer was actually an incredibly bold move.
Damon Lindelof is one of my favorite TV-related tweeters out there. He’s funny, he has interesting things to say and he doesn’t abuse the retweet button. He also occasionally shares interesting links. Today, the former Lost executive producer shared a link to an article that lists how certain Lost characters would make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
Perfect timing. Just as the television world is being shaken and stirred, we, thanks to the new doc Showrunners, get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the most important position in TV production...the showrunner. For anyone interested in the behind-the-scenes world of television production, as told through the creative eyes that have made so many of your favorite shows, Showrunners is a must.
Damon Lindelof has a very good sense of humor. Last week Community took a shot at Lost during the Christmas-themed stop-motion episode, which prompted the Lost co-creator to fire back (humorously) with a gift to the writers.