TV’s Next Great Show: “The Leftovers”

What happens when 2% of the world’s population just…disappears? With no explanation. Where the heck did they go—and why were you left behind?

Therein lies the premise behind HBO’s chilling new show, The Leftovers, which picks up three years after this rapturous event. Given the premium cabler’s track record for kick-ass programming (The Sopranos, Game of Thrones, True Detective, and so on), we were pretty much already sold on the post-apocalyptic premise. Especially since it’s from one of the guys who brought us Lost—Damon Lindelof. But after catching the preview before last night’s GoT—and for the 2% of you who don’t watch Thrones, you can see the trailer here—The Leftovers’ June 29 premiere date can’t come soon enough. Of course, this being HBO, the slightly-NSFW trailer has its share of nudity and F-bombs. You have been warned. (Bonus points for incorporating James Blake’s hauntingly brilliant “Retrograde.”)

The Leftovers premieres on HBO on June 29.



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