The Leftovers premieres tonight on HBO and we’ve got all the information you’ll need to prepare yourself for the new series.
The show has already earned some positive reviews, with The AV Club calling it “bleak, brutal, brilliant television”, the New York Times saying ” “The Leftovers” has an intriguing premise that is intelligently and artfully presented,” and Vulture commenting that “The totality of the suffering feels new. The scale of it overwhelms, so much so that nitpicking the dialogue, the performances, or the filmmaking seems petty.”
The Leftovers is based on Perrotta’s bestselling novel of the same name and is an original look at The Rapture (or was it The Rapture at all?). It stars Justin Theroux, Christopher Eccleston (whom many will recognize as Doctor Who‘s 9th Doctor) Amy Brenneman (NYPD Blue), Liv Tyler, and Janel Moloney (The West Wing).
Continue scrolling for more information on the premiere episode of The Leftovers:
The Leftovers: Pilot Synopsis
Three years after millions of people – some 2% of the world’s population – vanished into thin air, residents of Mapleton, NY weigh the pros and cons of a “Heroes Day” tribute to the local “Departed.” Attempting to maintain a sense of normalcy in his strained community, police chief Kevin Garvey (Justin Theroux) faces additional challenges at home with his daughter, Jill (Margaret Qualley), who’s lost in a cloud of apathy with her friend Aimee (Emily Meade), and son, Tom (Chris Zylka), who has gravitated to a cult led by the charismatic Holy Wayne (Paterson Joseph). Also of concern is a silent, white-clad group of chain-smoking men and women called the Guilty Remnant, who team up in pairs to stake out people and places around town. As tension in Mapleton escalates, the lives of Laurie (Amy Brenneman), an unexpected member of the Guilty Remnant, and Meg (Liv Tyler), a recently engaged young woman, converge.
The Leftovers: Pilot Photo Gallery
The Leftovers Promotional Trailer
The Leftovers: Pilot Episode Sneak Peek Clips
The Leftovers premieres tonight at 10:00pm ET on HBO.
Be sure to check back in with us tomorrow and let us know what you thought!