The Leftovers Trailer — HBO’s New Drama Brings The Rapture Upon Us (VIDEO)
Game of Thrones is nearly midway through its 10-episode run, and you know what that means: we need to find a TV rebound. Luckily, HBO has got us covered with The Leftovers.
The cable network debuted the full-length trailer for the new postapocalyptic drama Sunday night, and we couldn’t be more excited for what’s to come. (And that James Blake song? Nice touch, HBO.)
The Leftovers takes place two years after a Rapture-like event makes two percent of the world’s population vanish and focuses on the ones who were left behind, otherwise known as the leftovers. The drama stars Justin Theroux and is based on the 2011 book by Tom Perrotta, who worked with Lost‘s Damon Lindelof to create the HBO series. The series premiere is directed by Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights), who also serves as executive producer of the series.
The creepy trailer gives us a glimpse of the drama to come, as a mysterious cult seems to be making dangerous moves, and regular towns people struggle to move on with their lives. Enter violence, drugs, and sex — lots and lots of sex.
The series also stars 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.
Watch the trailer below and hit the comments with your reactions. Will you watch HBO’s The Leftovers?
The Leftovers premieres Sunday, June 29 at 10 p.m. ET on HBO.
Crystal Bell is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident fangirl and pop culture enthusiast. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!