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Damon Lindelof Renewing Overall Deal With Warner Bros. TV (Exclusive)
Tomorrowland is coming to the big screen in May, but Damon Lindelof is keeping a strong bond with TV.
The co-creator of The Leftovers and Lost is renewing his deal with Warner Bros. TV for three more years, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. He first signed with the studio in 2012.
The studio produces his existential drama The Leftovers, which had its freshman run in summer 2014 and is the first project HBO bought from an outside studio. The drama, based on Tom Perrotta's novel, centers on the inexplicable disappearance of a small segment of the world's population and the people left behind. It received a season two renewal, but the network hasn't announced a return date.
Since signing with Warner Bros. Lindelof's profile has significantly risen in film. He scripted Tomorrowland, starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson, for director Brad Bird and penned Star Trek Into Darkness for his Lost collaborator J.J. Abrams. He also wrote a new ending for the famously fraught World War Z.
He previously signed with ABC Studios, which produced Lost for six seasons. There he helped develop the network's highly successful Once Upon A Time. He's in good company at Warner Bros., with Abrams, Greg Berlanti and others under deals with the studio.
He’s repped by CAA and Bob Myman with Myman Greenspan.