Boy, that HBO sure is having a banner day. Among the myriad of 'Game of Thrones' talk and multiple trailers for the upcoming year, the pay cable network's Damon Lindelof-helmed pilot drama 'The Leftovers' has added four new names to the rapturous cast, among them 'Doctor Who' and 'Thor: The Dark World' star Christopher Eccleston, along with Carrie Coon, Ann Dowd and Amanda Warren.
We've heard plenty about 'LOST' veteran Damon Lindelof's upcoming HBO rapture drama, 'The Leftovers,' based on 2011's Tom Perotta book of the same name, but little in the way of casting or shooting. Now Mr. Jennifer Aniston himself, Justin Theroux, has joined in a leading role, but what's the new religious series all about?
Former 'LOST' showrunner Carlton Cuse has certainly found his next success in A&E's 'Psycho' prequel drama 'Bates Motel,' but will Damon Lindelof share the same success with his upcoming HBO pilot 'The Leftovers'? With the pilot soon to go before cameras, 'Friday Night Lights' helmer Peter Berg has signed on to direct and produce the rapturous new series, but will 'The Leftovers' prove to be a satisfying course?
The movies haven't been very kind to 'LOST' co-creator and show-runner Damon Lindelof lately, what with 'Prometheus' opening to universally "meh" results, and the big-screen adaptation of 'World War Z' undergoing extensive re-shoots. What better way to welcome Lindelof back to TV with open arms, then with a brand-new high-concept HBO series?