A new TV series is due to kick off called The Leftovers, starring Christopher Eccleston and Justin Theroux. The story sounds really interesting and takes place after 2% of the population suddenly and mysteriously disappears and focuses on the people left over in a small town. A new TV spot has been released to promote the series, so check it out below.
The TV series also stars Liv Tyler, Amy Brenneman, Carrie Coon, Ann Dowd, and Chris Zylka and is due to premiere on 29th June 29th.
Check out more in the Press Release below:
Based on Tom Perrotta’s bestselling novel of the same name, THE LEFTOVERS is an original look at The Rapture…or was it The Rapture at all? Set in a small New York suburb, the intimate family drama focuses on the residents of the fictional town of Mapleton, whose preconceptions are shattered in the wake of a global event dubbed “The Sudden Departure.”
Three years after the fateful day when 140 million people disappeared without a trace, the series focuses on the ways ordinary people react to inexplicable events that can unite or divide families and communities, examining how their untold grief and the strain of an unprecedented calamity can turn faith into cynicism, paranoia, madness or cult like fanaticism.
At the heart of THE LEFTOVERS is the Garvey family. Kevin Garvey (Justin Theroux), the town’s beleaguered chief of police and father of two, is trying to maintain some semblance of normalcy when the notion no longer applies.
While Kevin and his rebellious daughter, Jill (Margaret Qualley), try to go back to the way things used to be, Kevin’s son, Tom (Chris Zylka), sees the event as a wakeup call to take action.
At the same time, Kevin is faced with the conflict between the townspeople of Mapleton and the Guilty Remnant, a mysterious cult-like group that seems to offer an escape for traumatized residents.