Is HBO's 'The Leftovers' The New Breaking Bad, True Detective, Etc?`
'The Leftovers' could be the next big thing.
Fans of Game of Thrones who bothered to pay attention to the ads before last night's season premiere were treated to a preview for HBO's new show The Leftovers, which looked pretty awesome. The handy work of Lost's Damon Lindelof, the forthcoming drama series is based on the bestselling 2011 novel by Tom Perrotta.
Justin Theroux Stars in 'The Leftovers'
It stars Justin Theroux as police chief Kevin Garvey who attempts to maintain calm in the wake of a global Rapture that causes two per cent of the world's population to suddenly disappear. The show focuses on the members of Garvey's suburban community, who are left confused, angry and traumatised by the disappearance of their loved ones.
The trailers didn't give away too much and mainly featured archival footage of the world before the Rapture, ending with a woman's screams after her baby disappears.
As well as Theroux - a superb actor who appears to have found the perfect outlet to demonstrate his talents - 'The Leftovers' also stars Liv Tyler, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Michael Gaston and Ann Dowd.
Behind the scenes, Lindelof oversees things and Peter Berg got behind the camera for the plot.
The Leftovers debuts on June 15 at 10pm.
HBO's tech-drama Silicon Valley debuted over the weekend, while the comedy Togetherness is slated for later this year. The cable network is also readying Criminal Justice with Robert De Niro, who replaced James Gandolfini following the actor's death in 2013.