Liv Tyler Cast in HBO Drama Pilot The Leftovers

Liv Tyler The LeftoversLiv Tyler has booked her first TV gig.

The Lord of the Rings actress has joined the cast of The Leftovers, an HBO drama pilot from Lost cocreator Damon Lindelof, our sister site Deadline reports.

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Based on Tom Perrotta’s book, the project is set after the Rapture and tells the story of those folks who didn’t quite make the cut.

Justin Theroux (Six Feet Under, Sex and the City) stars as police chief Kevin Garvey, a father of two who is trying to maintain some semblance of normalcy in a world that is starting to completely reject that notion.

Tyler — whose film credits include Armageddon, That Thing You Do! and Empire Records — will play Meg, a  woman on the verge of getting married, but needing an escape. As a result, she becomes targeted by an enigmatic cult for recruitment.

Lindelof co-wrote the pilot with Perrotta and both will serve as exec producers. Friday Night Lights’ Peter Berg is on board to direct.

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9 Comments
  1. Teag says:

    Awesome. Assuming it gets picked up to series down the line, will it air in fall 2014?

  2. Claudia says:

    Another post-apocalyptic drama. Might as well coincide with the actual rapture two years from now.

  3. And this is different from Left Behind, how?

  4. Chris H says:

    Great casting. Liv is perfect.

  5. Hurley says:

    Yay, love her! And I really trust Damon Lindelof so let’s hope this gets picked up…

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