June 26, 2013 1:30pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
HBO's 'Leftovers' Admits 'Secret Circle's' Chris Zylka
HBO's The Leftovers has cast Justin Theroux and Amy Brenneman's son.
The Secret Circle's Chris Zylka has joined the cast of the premium cable network's adaptation of Tom Perrotta's The Leftovers, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Based on the book of the same name, The Leftovers takes place as the Rapture happens -- but not quite like it’s supposed to. The drama, from Damon Lindelof, tells the story of the people who didn’t make the cut and a world that will never be the same.
Theroux will play Kevin Garvey, the police chief and father of two who's trying to maintain some semblance of normalcy in a world that is starting to completely reject the notion. Brenneman will portray Laurie Garvey, a woman who has left her entire life behind to join a mysterious cult and cuts off ties with her husband and children.
Zylka will play Tom, Laurie and Kevin's estranged son who has recently dropped out of college and taken refuge with a mysterious guru. The project reunites the actor with Peter Berg, who directs The Leftovers and who cast him in NBC's drama pilot Bloodline.
Zylka, whose credits also include The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Sony's upcoming feature Kitchen Sink, is repped by WME, The Schiff Co. and attorney David Matlof.
Lindelof will co-write and executive produce the Warner Bros. TV effort with Perrotta. Joining the pair as executive producers are Ron Yerxa, Albert Berger, Berg and Sarah Aubrey.