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HBO is heating up The Leftovers.

The cabler has given a series order to Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof‘s drama project, based on Tom Perrotta’s 2011 novel of the same name.

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The Leftovers — with a pilot written by Lindelof and Perrotta, and directed by Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights) — is set after the Rapture and tells the story of those folks who didn’t quite make the cut.

The 10-episode series stars Justin Theroux (Six Feet Under) as police chief Kevin Garvey, a father of two who is trying to »

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