Nora and Kevin were the unlikely couple who found comfort in one another during a dark time in both of their lives during season one of The Leftovers. When we return, the pair will find themselves in a new setting with renewed hope…but will it last?
Carrie Coon, who plays Nora in the series, recently talked with TVLine about what’s ahead for Nora’s and Kevin’s relationship, as well as the new feel of the show.
On what’s ahead for Kevin and Nora during season 2
“[Laughs] It was a lot of fun because we see a very different energy from both of them. It was lovely to explore a lighter side of her. She’s dressing lighter, she’s moving lighter, she’s really embracing this new opportunity. But, of course, if you haven’t dealt with the things that are inside of you they’re going to go with you wherever you are. So, of course they bring all their baggage to Miracle, even though there’s this guise of them escaping. They start from a very honest place, but very quickly that unravels… They were forced into this relationship so quickly, so of course there are issues. Just the day-to-day issues of living with someone. Then add on top of that their mental illness… There’s a lot they have to take with them to Texas.”
On the new feel of the show
“I think it’s such a bold, artistic move to uproot us from the Northeast and take us to Texas in this dry, cracked, dark place. And I’m so glad that Damon did it. And HBO is one of the only places that would let him.”
On how the new location affects the plot
“Everything is bigger in Texas — including your problems. [Laughs]”
Returning for regular roles in the second season are: Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler, Carrie Coon, Ann Dowd, Margaret Qualley, Chris Zylka, Regina King, Kevin Carroll, Jovan Adepo and Janel Moloney.
If you haven’t already, take a look at the first trailer from the new season, as well as a detailed description of what’s ahead for the Garveys and company.
The Leftovers returns to HBO on Sunday, October 4th at 9pm.
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