The first full trailer has landed for The Leftovers, HBO’s upcoming series from writer Damon Lindelof (Lost, Prometheus, Star Trek Into Darkness, World War Z). Adapted from a novel of the same name by Tom Perrotta, the series follows what happens after 2% of the world’s populations suddenly disappears. The focus is on those left behind. This trailer gives a good understanding of what to expect, and it’s looking more drama based than a sci-fi thriller. This is by no means a bad thing, with what appears to be some hard-hitting HBO-isms thrown in the mix. Those left behind are definitely left troubled, as is demonstrated in this borderline red band trailer. It’s intriguing stuff…
Starring Justin Theroux, Liv Tyler, Christopher Eccleston, Amy Brenneman, Carrie Coon, Ann Dowd, and Chris Zylka.
Scroll down to check out a teaser poster for the series.
Official synopsis for The Leftovers:
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. The series is executive produced by Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof, together with Perrotta and Friday Night Lights executive producers Peter Berg and Sarah Aubrey. Lindelof serves as the series show runner.
The Leftovers premieres on HBO Sunday, June 29 at 10 p.m.