Based on the 2011 novel of the same name, the prospective series examines life on Earth after a Rapture-like event occurs.
Lindelof will co-write and executive-produce the pilot with Perrotta, and also will act as showrunner should HBO move forward with the series.
Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…
• Community not only returned Thursday night with a ratings boost — it was a Twitter-trending-topic monster! Between the East and West Coast airings of the NBC comedy’s Season 4 premiere, more than 20 hashtags trended across the United States, including #WhoWillWinTheHungerDeans, #CoolCoolCool, #ThisIsOct19, #TroyAndAbedBackFromSummer, #AmericanSwordCooks and #FredWillard. Additionally, #NewJeff and #Chang also enjoyed some worldwide trending time.
• Michael Rooker, who plays The Walking Dead‘s Merle, is set to appear in Mythbusters’ upcoming zombie-themed episode, EW.com reports. The installment will test which weapons are really best to kill the undead.
• IFC has renewed the star-studded, improv-based Comedy Bang! Bang! for a 20-episode second season.
• The UK’s ITV has picked up the Jeremy Piven-starring period drama Mr. Selfridge for a 10-episode second season, per Deadline.
Which TVLine Items have you talking today?
- Arts & Entertainment
- Tom Perrotta