HBO DEBUTS NEW ORIGINAL DRAMA SERIES “THE LEFTOVERS”
Created by Damon Lindelof and starring Justin Theroux, the drama series shows the struggles of a small town as its residents search for answers three years after hundreds of their own vanished in a global, rapture-like “Departure.”
HBO Latin America announced the premiere of the new original drama series The Leftovers on Sunday, June 29th in the Caribbean, simultaneously with the United States. Set in the fictional small town of Mapleton, residents try to navigate their lives three years after the fateful October 14th global event dubbed “The Departure,” when 140 million people – 2% of the world’s population – disappeared without a trace.
Based on Tom Perrotta’s bestselling novel of the same name, the series shows how preconceptions are shattered when ordinary people react to inexplicable events that can unite or divide families and communities, revealing how the strain of an unprecedented calamity can turn people’s faith into cynicism, paranoia, madness or cult-like fanaticism.
The Leftovers stars Justin Theroux (HBO’s John Adams and Six Feet Under) as Kevin Garvey, a father of two and the chief of police, whose duties are undermined by real and imagined demons.
Other series regulars include Amy Brenneman as Laurie Garvey, part of a white-clad, chain-smoking, vow-of-silence group called “The Guilty Remnant” (GR); Margaret Qualley as Kevin’s daughter Jill, lost in a cloud of apathy with her friend Aimee (Emily Meade); Chris Zylka as Kevin’s son Tom, who joined a fringe group led by a charismatic healer named Wayne (Paterson Joseph); Michael Gaston as Dean, a stranger who guns down wild dogs; Liv Tyler as Meg, who has serious doubts about her impending wedding; Scott Glenn as Senior, Kevin’s out-of-touch father; Charlie and Max Carver as Scott and Adam Frost, twins who forge a friendship with Jill and Aimee; Annie Q. as Christine, a follower of Wayne on whom Tom has a crush; Ann Dowd as Patti, a GR leader; Amanda Warren as Mayor Lucy Warburton; Carrie Coon as Nora Durst, who lost her entire family in the Departure; and Christopher Eccleston as Rev. Matt Jamison, committed to proving that the Departed weren’t angels.
Created by Damon Lindelof (Emmy® award winner for Lost) and Tom Perrotta, The Leftovers is executive produced by Lindelof, Perrotta, Peter Berg and Sarah Aubrey; co-executive produced by Ron Yerxa, Albert Berger and Lesli Linka Glatter; and line produced by Nan Bernstein Freed.