"The Leftovers" (TV show) is a drama series on HBO that is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Tom Perrotta. The series is an original look at The Rapture ... because it's not entirely clear The Rapture happened.

When 2% of the world's population abruptly disappears without explanation, the world struggles to understand just what they're supposed to do about it. This is the story of the people who didn't make the cut ... and a world that will never be the same.

Set in a small New York suburb, the series follows Justin Theroux ("Mulholland Drive," "John Adams" and "Six Feet Under") as Kevin Garvey, a father of two and the chief of police, who is trying to maintain some semblance of normalcy when the notion no longer applies. Additional series regulars include Amy Brenneman ("Private Practice"); Christopher Eccleston ("Thor: The Dark World"); Liv Tyler ("The Strangers," "The Lord of the Rings"); Charlie Carver ("Desperate Housewives"); Max Carver ("Desperate Housewives"); Carrie Coon ("Gone Girl"); Ann Dowd ("Side Effects"); Michael Gaston ("The Mentalist"); Emily Meade ("Boardwalk Empire"); Annie Q ("The Reluctant Professor"); Margaret Qualley; Amanda Warren ("The Adjustment Bureau"); and Chris Zylka ("The Amazing Spider-Man").

Season 2

After last season's elaborate Memorial Day initiative by the Guilty Remnant plunged Mapleton into chaos, Season 2 finds many searching for a fresh start. Kevin Garvey has retired from his post as chief of police of Mapleton and is moving his new family to Texas. With him is Nora Durst, who's discovered new purpose in caring for the baby she found on Kevin's doorstep and welcomes leaving behind Mapleton and the incredible tragedy she suffered there. Equally eager to leave the town she grew up in and the friends she made there is Kevin's daughter, Jill.

Upon their arrival in Jarden, Texas, the newly formed Garvey family meet their neighbors, the Murphys: John and Erika and their teenage twins, Evie and Michael. Attracted to this special town and hoping for miracles for his whole family, Matt Jamison has moved with his wife, Mary, who still suffers from consequences of the terrible car accident on October 14.

Meanwhile, Kevin's ex-wife, Laurie Garvey, has left the Guilty Remnant and reunited with her son, Tom, who may have finally discovered a cause to help replace the pain in his heart. And while Meg remains in the Guilty Remnant, it may not be the same cult she originally joined.

The first season was based on Tom Perrotta's best-selling novel of the same name. In the second season, the show expands on the novel's original concept of The Rapture, continuing to explore the ways ordinary people react to inexplicable events.

Season 3

The third and final season finds the Garvey and Murphy families coming together as they desperately grasp for a system of belief to help better explain that which defies explanation. The world is crackling with the energy of something big about to happen, a corresponding bookend to the Sudden Departure that sent them all spinning years earlier, bringing their journey Down Under.

With the seventh anniversary of the Sudden Departure approaching, Kevin Garvey is at a crossroads. Though no longer tormented by Patti, he still questions if an ordinary life is possible. For Nora, Miracle didn't turn out to be the safe haven she was looking for, and Kevin's strange behavior has made her fear for the stability of their family. But Nora's nothing if not resilient.

Laurie Garvey, who left the Guilty Remnant (G.R.) and became a sworn enemy of her former cult, has rejoined her splintered family in Texas. Steady, watchful and wiser than her years, Laurie's daughter, Jill, seeks stability in her own life. Laurie's son, ex-Holy Wayne follower and former undercover G.R. member Tom, wonders if he can just be a son and brother again.

Meanwhile, Matt Jamison's faith in God — and in Miracle — has been rewarded. His wife, Mary, who awakened pregnant from her coma, has resumed life with him. All Matt can do is count his blessings and keep preaching the Word.

Season three also finds the Murphy family affected forever by the faked disappearance of their rebellious teenager, Evie, and by the rogue operation in Miracle, conducted by Meg, the most radical member of the G.R. Hardcore skeptic John Murphy has been shaken to his core by a series of inexplicable events, making him believe there may be miracles in Miracle after all.

Erika Murphy, a physician who dabbles in magical thinking, and a mother spurned by the daughter she loves, is smart and tough, but there's only so much she can take. Son Michael, the most religious member of the family, is a faithful Christian who believes he has witnessed an actual resurrection.

And while all of them in Miracle are trying to find what is lost, to reconnect, to get better, Kevin Garvey, Sr. (Scott Glenn), the former Mapleton Chief of Police who heard voices in his head, is now at large in Australia.

"The Leftovers" is produced by Adventure Corps in association with Warner Bros. Television with Damon Lindelof (Emmy winner for "Lost"), Tom Perrotta (Academy Award nominee for "Little Children," "Election"), Peter Berg and Sarah Aubrey serving as executive producers. Lindelof serves as the series showrunner. Ron Yerxa and Albert Berger co-executive produce. Peter Berg directed the pilot from a script by Lindelof & Perrotta.




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FACTS

Network: HBO
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: June 29, 2014
Seasons: 3
Production Companies:
Adventure Corps.
Warner Bros. Television





HBO Renews 'The Leftovers' for Season 3 — The third season of the critically acclaimed drama series will be its last. Read more...
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