*“The Closer” star Amanda Warren will join Carrie Coon, Ann Dowd (Compliance), former Dr. Who Christopher Eccleston opposite Justin Theroux in Damon Lindelof’s HBO drama pilot “The Leftovers,” directed by Peter Berg.
Co-written by Lindelof and Tom Perrotta based on Perrotta’s 2011 book, the project takes place after the Rapture happens but not quite like it’s supposed to. It is the story of the people who didn’t make the cut… and a world that will never be the same.
Warren plays Lucy Warburton, the take-no-prisoners mayor of their town, Mapleton. Theroux plays the chief of police.
Coon will play Nora Durst, a wife and mother who is suddenly neither. Dowd will play Patti Levin, leader of the local chapter of the Guilty Remnant, an organization that is somewhere between a cult and a movement. Eccleston, will play Matt Jamison, former Reverend and current editor of his self-published tabloid.