The second season of HBO’s The Leftovers will premiere exclusively in Australia on Foxtel’s Showcase Channel on Thursday 8 October at 8.30pm.
The series, which stars Justin Theroux, is set three years after a bizarre happening that saw 2% of the worlds population disappear without trace (which might not sound much but equates to around 140 million people).
No country, no state, no city was spared, except for one small town in eastern Texas – Jarden. Population: 9261. Departures: zero.
Season two follows Kevin Garvey (Justin Theroux) who has retired from his post as Chief of Police of Mapleton, New York, to move his new family to Jarden, Texas.
Jarden is the setting for the tale of two families: the Garveys, who have moved to this special place and whose lives were forever changed by the Departure, and the Murphys, a local family, who seem to have been spared from an event that shook the rest of the world.
But just because the Garveys have fled Mapleton to a place untouched by tragedy, doesn’t mean they have escaped the drama of their past.
Co-starring Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccelstone and Liv Tyler, The Leftovers is created by Damon Lindelof, Emmy winner for Lost and acclaimed novelist Tom Perrotta on whose books the series is based.