People seem to be dealing with the rapture as well as could be expected in the trailer for HBO’s new “The Leftovers”: After 2 percent of the world’s population disappears, the ones who remain have sex, drink, form cults and jump from rooftops.
HBO debuted the full-length preview for the new drama series Sunday night, and it finds the earth’s remaining population extremely confused about why some people left the earth and others stayed.
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“So many of our loved ones were lost three years ago. We still wonder where they went and why,” one woman says.
Complicating issues: What happened may or may not have actually been the Biblical rapture, in which the saves ascend to heaven.
The series, from”Lost” co-creator Damon Lindelof, is based on the book by Tom Perrotta. Peter Berg (“Friday Night Lights”) directs the premiere. The cast includes Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler, Charlie Carver, Max Carver, Carrie Coon, Ann Dowd, Michael Gaston, Emily Meade, Annie Q, Margaret Qualley, Amanda Warren and Chris Zylka.
“The Leftovers” premieres June 29.
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