HBO plays a nice little switcheroo with its teaser for the latest from Lost's Damon Lindelof. The trailer opens with a calm, nature documentary-esque voiceover from a man describing how vast two percent of the population can be. And then a baby vanishes.
The show, which premieres in June, follows the people left behind on Earth after some rapture-like event. It is based on a book by Tom Perrotta, whose novels have a good track record of being adapted into equally interesting material: he wrote Election and Little Children. Perrotta co-created the show with Damon Lindelof, who holds both goodwill and bad with fans of intentionally mysterious television shows thanks to Lost. We're guessing anybody who didn't like the way that show ended up can't be too happy to see Lindelof once again playing in the sandbox of the spiritually squishy.
The teaser doesn't show much of the cast—which includes Justin Theroux and Liv Tyler—but color us intrigued.
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