‘Lost’ was one of the most epic television shows of all-time. Thus, before you even read about what HBO’s new series ‘The Leftovers’ is about you’re automatically interested because it is being created by the same man behind ‘Lost’, Damon Lindelof. Lindelof has been clear that the show won’t draw any comparisons to his previous masterpiece, but it’s hard not to wonder – especially when information about the show has been mysteriously sparse.
From what we’ve gathered the show has a post-apocalyptic, Biblical feel to it. It features a group of people not chosen for heaven after a Biblical Rapture (whatever that means). The show features Justin Theroux, Liv Tyler, Amanda Warren, Christopher Eccleston and more. Here’s what Lindelof has to say about it:
“This is going to be a show about sudden and abrupt loss and more importantly, what will at least in its initial presentation seem to be one that you can’t receive closure from. If someone dies, that’s a horrible thing and they must be mourned. But in this instance, you don’t even know if you’re supposed to mourn who’s been departed because they could be walking through your door tomorrow, or you could be zapped up or down or sideways to wherever they are. So this lack of understanding as to what just occurred is the most pervasive feeling, not just in the moment that it happens but certainly three years later when the story starts.”
As information is slowly leaked about the show it’s hard not to be curious about what Lindelof and HBO can create. As we’ve mentioned many times, HBO is the king of premium channel series so we hardly expect a dud. We’ll be looking forward to seeing trailers and photos from the series soon.
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