16 September 2013 2:41 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Three years after Lost ended with a polarizing and much buzzed-about series finale, creator Damon Lindelof is officially returning to television.  Warner Bros. TV announced today that HBO has ordered Lindelof’s The Leftovers to series, with a 10-episode first season likely to premiere sometime next year.  Based on the book of the same name by Tom Perrotta, the story takes place after the Rapture, centering on the people in a small town that didn’t make the cut.  Justin Theroux leads a cast that includes Liv Tyler, Christopher Eccleston, Amy Brenneman, Carrie Coon, Ann Dowd, and Chris Zylka. The pilot was directed by Friday Night Lights alum Peter Berg, and obviously HBO took a liking to the result.  Lindelof will serve as showrunner on the series, which will likely decrease the amount of time he is able to devote to feature films.  He most recently co-wrote the Disney pic Tomorrowland with Brad Bird, »

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