HBO has renewed the Damon Lindelof drama “The Leftovers” for a second season.
The series, about a world in which millions have disappeared in what may or may not have been The Rapture, was created by the “Lost” executive producer with novelist Tom Perrotta, who wrote the book of the same name on which the series is based. Lindelof serves as showrunner of the series, which is produced for HBO by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television.
“We are thrilled to bring back ‘The Leftovers’ for a second season with the exceptional talents of Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta,” said HBO president of programming Michael Lombardo. “It has been truly exciting to see the overwhelming response to their provocative and original storytelling. We look forward to continuing the journey as the show delves deeper into the lives of those who remain.”
Set in the small New York suburb of Mapleton, the series takes place three years after the day 140 million people disappeared. Grief and confusion spawn cynicism, paranoia, madness and cults.
The 10-episode first season premiered June 29, and the season finale is scheduled for Sept. 7. The show’s stars include Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler, Chris Zylka, Margaret Qualley, Carrie Coon, Emily Meade, Amanda Warren, Ann Dowd, Michael Gaston, Max and Charlie Carver, and Annie Q.