The LeftoversFilm crews return to Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y. this week for the HBO adaptation of Tom Perrotta’s The Leftovers (Macmillan/St. Martin’s, 2011).

Starring Liv Tyler, Amy Brenneman and Justin Thoreau, the show’s creator is Lost‘s Damon Lindelof, who spoke to Entertainment Weekly last month about how he discovered the book,

I was reading The New York Times Book Review – which is the way that I pretend to read books; I read the reviews of the books and then I can articulately pretend like I’ve read them — and Stephen King wrote a review of The Leftovers, which he described as the best episode of The Twilight Zone that had never been shot …  I ran and got the book immediately and I got maybe 50 pages in before I decided: This should be a television show…

A tie-in edition is scheduled for release in May.

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