I really enjoyed the first season of The Leftovers, and while some were disappointed because they were expecting a Lost kind of series, I found it to be engaging, highly emotional and incredibly powerful stuff.
The cast were all terrific, the story was mysterious, exciting and ambitious, and very few episodes felt wasted. There were some truly chilling moments, some vicious violence, some heavy, emotional drama and some rather pleasant things too. It had everything, and showrunner Damon Lindelof kept a tight hold on things, and didn’t let the huge story run away from him.
The second season drops half of its cast, and relocates to Jarden, Texas, where there have been zero departures. I wonder what that means?
Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Chris Zylka, Margaret Qualley, Christopher Eccleston, and Carrie Coon all return to the show.
The Leftovers Season 2 will air later this year.
More than three years ago, 2% of the world’s population inexplicably vanished. 140 million people, gone in an instant. No country, no state, no city was spared, except for one small town in eastern Texas. Population: 9261. Departures: Zero.