The series, based on his novel, "The Leftovers," about a small town post-Rapture, may just fill that creepy small town-shaped hole that "Twin Peaks" left behind.
Perrotta's new book, "The Leftovers," will be released on August 30th. Perfectly timed to come out after the end-of-the-world buzz earlier this year, "The Leftovers" asks the question, "What if the Rapture actually happened?'" But what if the people that were taken weren't the most devout or religious, but simply random? Chaos ensues.
Sounds like a good option for a TV series, huh? Small-town America shocked to the core by the "rapturing" of random citizens, trying to figure out how to cope with the sudden absence of loved ones – some withdraw from the world, some join cults. Well, HBO certainly saw potential.