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Cabler to develop 'The Leftovers' as series

HBO is developing a series based on author Tom Perrotta’s upcoming novel “The Leftovers.”

Hourlong drama explores the Rapture and how the sudden disappearance of loved ones in a suburban town affects everyone left behind. Perrotta, who is writing the pilot, will exec produce with Ron Yerxa and Albert Berger.

The author has Hollywood connections, having written “Little Children” and then adapting the screenplay for the Kate Winslet-Patrick Wilson starrer. Earlier in his career, Perrotta wrote the novel “Election,” which was turned into Alexander Payne’s feature starring Reese Witherspoon. Both pics were Oscar nominated.

Including “The Leftovers,” which is set to be released in a few weeks, Perrotta has written six novels. He has also penned a handful of short stories.

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