It had been hinted previously that HBO’s The Leftovers might be moving to Texas for its second season, and it has been confirmed. Not only will production move to Austin, Texas, but the on-screen setting for the series will also shift from the fictional town of Mapleton, NY to a currently unnamed town in Texas.
After a successful first season, The Leftovers fully exhausted all of the source material provided by Tom Perotta’s 2011 novel of the same name. Now the series is a serious creative overhaul as producers figure out what direction they want to take the story.
Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Chris Zylka, Margaret Qualley, Christopher Eccleston and Carrie Coon are all expected to return, while Michael Gaston, Annie Q., Max and Charlie Carver, Amanda Warren and Emily Meade may return to guest star in the new season.
Casting for new roles is currently underway, and production on the second season is expected to begin later this month. While the first season premiered June 29th last year directly after Game of Thrones wrapped, it’s unclear if The Leftovers will return in the same timeslot. Nothing has been announced by HBO yet in regards to a premiere date. It’s possible that the network might move the series to the fall since they are starting production so late.
We’ll keep you posted as more news on the new setting and the season 2 premiere date is released.
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