While LOST creator Damon Lindelof has not exactly been twiddling his thumbs since the ending of the hugely popular show, people have been speculating for a while as to what his next TV project would be. They need not speculate anymore: Lindelof is teaming up with author Tom Perrotta to adapt the latter's hit novel "The Leftovers" for HBO. For those annoyed by the (spoilers?) spiritual elements of both the LOST finale and certain aspects of his movie "Prometheus," "Leftovers" may or may not leave a bad taste in their mouths: the story takes place after the Christian "Rapture," detailing the lives of those who didn't quite make the "cut" and are left behind on Earth.
Here's a summary of the book, from Perrotta's official website:
"What if the Rapture happened and you got left behind? Or what if it wasn't the Rapture at all, but something murkier, a burst of mysterious, apparently random disappearances that shattered the world in a single moment, dividing history into Before and After, leaving no one unscathed? How would you rebuild your life in the wake of such a devastating event?"
However, those looking for/fearing "wackadoo mythology" in the new TV series need not worry, according to Deadline. They quote Lindelof as adding, "I won’t be the one that would come up with the next Lost." Maybe, maybe not.
Lindelof and Perrotta are scheduled to start writing "The Leftovers" at the end of the Summer.