Lost executive producer Damon Lindelof has a new show coming to HBO and the first trailer for The Leftovers has arrived online today. Starring Liv Tyler and Justin Theroux the official synopsis for The Leftovers is this:
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. The new drama series The Leftovers is the story of the people who didn’t make the cut.
Based on the bestselling novel by Tom Perrotta, The Leftovers follows Kevin Garvey, a father of two and the chief of police in a small New York suburb, as he tries to maintain some semblance of normalcy when the notion no longer applies.
Having watched the trailer a couple of times, it initially appears to take a documentary style but having read the book on which it’s based, we can confirm you shouldn’t let this put you off. Perrotta’s book is a character-driven with great humour, intensity and emotional climaxes and a producer of Lindelof’s pedigree has hopefully translated those features to the screen in the same way he did with Lost.
Also starring Amy Brenneman, Carrie Coon, Christopher Eccleston, Ann Dowd, Amanda Warren and Michael Gaston The Leftovers will debut on HBO after the Game of Thrones series four finale in June. There’s no UK air date as yet but a Sky Atlantic broadcast is possible with the partnership they have with HBO – watch this space for details on that.
Here’s the trailer now – are you looking forward to The Leftovers – I always like some…