Liv Tyler to appear alongside Justin Theroux in forthcoming Lindelof HBO pilot The Leftovers

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Liv Tyler has been cast in HBO’s forthcoming pilot, The Leftovers, which will also be her first TV gig.

Tyler will appear alongside Justin Theroux who has been cast in the lead male role in the TV adaptation of Tom Perrotta’s 2011 book of the same name.


Liv will play a character called Meg, she is a young woman who is set to get married but she needs an escape. Eventually, she is recruited to join a cult following the Rapture.

Theroux, will play the male lead, Kevin Garvey who is the town’s chief police officer and a father of two who is “trying to maintain some semblance of normalcy in a world that is starting to completely reject that notion”.

The post-apocalyptic story focusses on a group of people who don’t make the cut after the Rapture occurs.

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Meanwhile, Michael Gaston has also been cast in a recurring role. He will play a character called Dean who seems to understand that times have changed and addresses it head on, often with violence being the main turn-to.

The official logline states: “This is the story of the people who didn’t make the cut… and a world that will never be the same”.

The 35-year-old daughter of rocker Steven Tyler is best known for her role as Arwen Undomiel in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. She has also appeared in Jersey Girl, Armageddon and The Incredible Hulk.

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Tom Perrotta and Damon Lindelof will co-write the pilot together with Peter Berg acting as showrunner.

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