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April 12, 2013 at 07:22 PM EDT

The creative minds of Friday Night Lights and Lost are teaming up.

Peter Berg, best known for showrunning Friday Night Lights and directing last year’s Battleship, will produce and direct an HBO pilot written by Damon Lindelof (Lost, Prometheus), EW has confirmed. The show is an adaptation of 2011 novel The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta, who is writing the pilot script along with Lindelof.

The Leftovers is a depiction of the Rapture (or the Sudden Departure, as the book calls it), focusing on the people of suburban Mapleton who are dealing with the disappearance of over a hundred people in their own small community.

Berg is producing and directing another pilot this season, pulp action thriller Bloodline, for NBC. Lindelof is also in the midst of work on Disney’s Tomorrowland, which he co-wrote with Entertainment Weekly reporter Jeff “Doc” Jensen.

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A “rapture” drama from Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta, whose book of the same name served as inspiration for the series.
type
TV Show
seasons
3
Rating
TV-MA
run date
06/29/14
Status
In Season
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