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HBO DRAMA SERIES THE LEFTOVERS, FROM DAMON LINDELOF AND TOM PERROTTA,
BEGINS PRODUCTION EARLY THIS YEAR FOR SUMMER DEBUT; LINDELOF SERVES AS SHOWRUNNER; PETER BERG DIRECTED PILOT
FROM A SCRIPT BY LINDELOF AND PERROTTA


When 2% of the world’s population abruptly disappears without explanation, the world struggles to understand just what they’re supposed to do about it. Three years later, the new HBO drama series THE LEFTOVERS is the story of the people who didn’t make the cut.

Damon Lindelof (Emmy® winner for “Lost”) and acclaimed novelist Tom Perrotta (Academy Award® nominee for “Little Children”; “Election”) collaborate on THE LEFTOVERS, which begins production of its ten-episode season in New York early this year for summer debut. Lindelof serves as the series showrunner.

Based on Perrotta’s bestselling novel of the same name, THE LEFTOVERS is an original look at The Rapture…because it’s not entirely clear The Rapture happened. Peter Berg directed the pilot from a script by Lindelof and Perrotta. Lindelof and Perrotta executive produce the series along with Peter Berg and Sarah Aubrey; Ron Yerxa and Albert Berger co-executive produce. The series is produced for HBO by Adventure Corps in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Set in a small New York suburb, THE LEFTOVERS follows Justin Theroux (“Mulholland Drive”; HBO’s “John Adams” and “Six Feet Under”) as Kevin Garvey, a father of two and the chief of police, who is trying to maintain some semblance of normalcy when the notion no longer applies. Additional series regulars include: Amy Brenneman (“Private Practice”); Christopher Eccleston (“Thor: The Dark World”); Liv Tyler (“The Strangers,” “The Lord of the Rings”); Charlie Carver (“Desperate Housewives”); Max Carver (“Desperate Housewives”); Carrie Coon (“Gone Girl”); Ann Dowd (“Side Effects”); Michael Gaston (“The Mentalist”); Emily Meade (HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”); Annie Q (“The Reluctant Professor”); Margaret Qualley; Amanda Warren (“The Adjustment Bureau”); and Chris Zylka (“The Amazing Spider-Man”).


MIKE JUDGE TAKES A COMIC LOOK AT WORLD OF HIGH-TECH IN THE NEW HBO SERIES SILICON VALLEY, DEBUTING APRIL 6


In the high-tech gold rush of modern Silicon Valley, the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success.

Mike Judge (“Office Space,” “Beavis & Butthead,” “King of the Hill”) brings his irreverent brand of humor to HBO in the new comedy series SILICON VALLEY. Partially inspired by Judge’s own experiences as a Silicon Valley engineer in the late ‘80s, the show kicks off its eight-episode season SUNDAY, APRIL 6 (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT).

SILICON VALLEY features a talented ensemble of young comic actors. Cast regulars include: Thomas Middleditch (“Search Party,” “The Office”), T.J. Miller (“Mash Up,” “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World”), Zach Woods (“In the Loop,” “The Office”), Kumail Nanjiani (“Franklin & Bash,” “Portlandia”), Martin Starr (“Freaks and Geeks,” “Party Down”), Josh Brener (“Glory Daze,” “The Internship”), Christopher Evan Welch (“The Master,” “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”) and Amanda Crew (“Jobs,” “Charlie St. Cloud”). Matt Ross (“Magic City,” HBO’s “Big Love”) guest stars.

Richard (Middleditch) is an introverted computer programmer living in the Hacker Hostel start-up incubator along with his best friend, Big Head (Brener), pompous Gilfoyle (Starr) and dry-witted Dinesh (Nanjiani). These social misfits live under the watch of Erlich (Miller), a self-satisfied dotcom millionaire who lets them stay in his house for free – as long as he gets a ten percent stake in their projects.

After a failed pitch to billionaire venture capitalist Peter Gregory (Welch), Richard seems destined to remain at his job at the tech company Hooli, founded by the megalomaniacal Gavin Belson (Ross). When Monica (Crew), Gregory’s head of operations, and Jared (Woods), a Hooli executive, realize the value of the site’s search algorithm, a bidding war erupts between Belson and Gregory, with Richard caught in the middle.

Mike Judge directs four of the episodes; also directing are Alec Berg (HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Tricia Brock (HBO’s “Girls”) and Maggie Carey (“The To Do List”).

The writers are Mike Judge, Alec Berg, Clay Tarver, Dan O’Keefe, John Altschuler & Dave Krinsky, Ron Weiner, Carson Mell, Jessica Gao and Matteo Borghese & Rob Turbovsky.

SILICON VALLEY was created by Mike Judge & John Altschuler & Dave Krinsky; executive producers, Mike Judge, Alec Berg, John Altschuler & Dave Krinsky, Michael Rotenberg, Tom Lassally and Scott Rudin; producers, Jim Kleverweis and Chrisann Verges.


COMEDY SERIES DOLL & EM, STARRING EMILY MORTIMER AND DOLLY WELLS, DEBUTS IN MARCH, EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO

DOLL & EM, a six-episode comedy series starring Emily Mortimer (HBO’s “The Newsroom”) and Dolly Wells (“Bridget Jones’s Diary”), will debut WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19 at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT), presenting two half-hour episodes back-to-back, followed by two episodes on both of the subsequent Wednesdays, March 26 and April 2.
Written by and starring real-life best friends Mortimer and Wells, DOLL & EM is a semi-improvised comedy exploring what happens when a Hollywood actress hires her childhood friend as a personal assistant while making a film in Los Angeles. A bittersweet, intimate portrait of female friendship, the series follows their relationship through unexpected complications and surprising twists.

Following a critically acclaimed premiere at 2013’s London Film Festival, the Hollywood Reporter noted, “The lead actresses have a can’t-be-faked electric chemistry together.”

Emily Mortimer stars in the HBO drama series “The Newsroom.” Her feature film credits include “Hugo,” “Lovely & Amazing,” “Lars and the Real Girl,” “Dear Frankie,” “Young Adam,” “Shutter Island” and “Bright Young Things.”

Dolly Wells’ credits include the feature films “Morvern Callar,” “Bridget Jones’s Diary” and “Franklyn,” and the HBO Films presentation “The Gathering Storm.”

DOLL & EM is produced by King Bee Productions, Emily Mortimer and Alessandro Nivola’s production company; executive produced by BAFTA winner Andrew Eaton and Lucy Lumsden, BSKYB’s head of comedy; produced by Alessandro Nivola; co-producers, Stacia Peters and Kevin Comer; directed by Azazel Jacobs; written by Emily Mortimer, Dolly Wells and Azazel Jacobs. DOLL & EM is an original production from UK broadcaster BSKYB.

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