February 08, 2013 10:34am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Damon Lindelof's 'The Leftovers' Scores Pilot Order at HBO
Damon Lindelof is setting his sights on TV again.
Six months after announcing that he was developing an adaptation of author Tom Perrotta's novel The Leftovers, HBO has ordered the drama to pilot, sources confirm to The Hollywood Reporter.
As first reported by Vulture, the former Lost co-creator will co-write the project with Perrotta under his three-year deal with Warner Bros. Television. HBO will produce alongside WBTV. Perrotta also will executive produce with Ron Yerxa and Albert Berger. Should the project move forward from its development status, Lindelof would serve as showrunner.
Leftovers, which was published in May, revolves around the Rapture and follows a group of people who are left behind in the suburban community of Mapleton. They must begin to rebuild their lives after the sudden and mysterious disappearance of more than 100 people.
In addition to co-writing Prometheus, Lindelof has the upcoming sequel Star Trek Into Darkness as well as Disney's Tomorrowland (formerly known as 1952) set up on the big screen. Lindelof is repped by CAA and Myman Greenspan.
For HBO, The Leftovers joins its drama pilots including Criminal Justice, Ben Walker starrer The Missionary and Buda Bridge.