Now Deadline is reporting that the former “Lost” executive producer has his next television project lined-up, and he’s heading to cable for the first time.
Lindelof is developing “The Leftovers,” based on the novel by Tom Perrotta, for HBO. He will be teaming with the book’s author, who will co-write and executive produce, to tell the story of the rapture and the people left behind after the cataclysmic event.
According to the Deadline report, Lindelof fell in love with “The Leftovers” as soon as he read Perrotta’s novel. He then tracked down the rights, which HBO had purchased prior to the book’s release. Lindelof has spoken previously about working in cable, and “The Leftovers” provides him an opportunity to work with HBO, something he has wanted to do.
Lindelof will begin writing with Perrotta later this summer after he finishes up his current film commitments. He recently sold his mysterious sci-fi, “1952,” to Disney, and Brad Bird is set to direct.
In the not so distant future, there’s the second J.J. Abrams “Star Trek” movie, which Lindelof co-wrote with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. He was also recently hired to re-write act three of the upcoming zombie film, “World War Z.”
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