‘The Leftovers’ Will Be Serving Up a Second Season

The Leftovers Renewed for Season 2
Margaret Qualley and Justin Theroux in ‘The Leftovers’ (Photo: Paul Schiraldi/HBO)

The Leftovers will be sticking around for second season as just confirmed today HBO Programming President Michael Lombardo. The hour-long dramatic series premiered on June 29, 2014 and will finish up its 10 episode season one on September 7th.

The Leftovers was created by Lost‘s Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta and is executive produced by Lindelof, Perrotta, Peter Berg, and Sarah Aubrey. The cast of The Leftovers is led by Justin Theroux and includes Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler, Chris Zylka, Margaret Qualley, Carrie Coon, Emily Meade, Amanda Warren, Ann Dowd, Michael Gaston, Max and Charlie Carver, and Annie Q.

“We are thrilled to bring back The Leftovers for a second season with the exceptional talents of Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta,” says Lombardo. “It has been truly exciting to see the overwhelming response to their provocative and original storytelling. We look forward to continuing the journey as the show delves deeper into the lives of those who remain.”

The Plot:

The Leftovers is an original look at The Rapture…or was it The Rapture at all? Set in a small New York suburb, the intimate family drama focuses on the residents of the fictional town of Mapleton, whose preconceptions are shattered in the wake of a global event dubbed “The Sudden Departure.” Three years after the fateful day when 140 million people disappeared without a trace, the series looks at the ways ordinary people react to inexplicable events that can unite or divide families and communities, examining how their untold grief and the strain of an unprecedented calamity can turn faith into cynicism, paranoia, madness or cult-like fanaticism.

-By Rebecca Murray

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