HBO RENEWS “THE LEFTOVERS” FOR A SECOND SEASON
HBO announced the renewal of the intriguing original drama series The Leftovers for a second season. Currently airing its first season every Sunday at 22:00 hrs,* the series is set in the fictional small town of Mapleton, where residents try to navigate their lives three years after the fateful October 14 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 ten-episode first season of The Leftovers premiered in the Caribbean on June 29, with the season finale slated to debut on September 7.
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 and Albert Berger; with Lindeolf serving as showrunner.