The critically acclaimed drama series The Leftovers, will return to Foxtel’s Showcase channel for a second season on Thursday, October 8 at 8.30pm EDT.
Starring Justin Theroux and featuring Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccelstone and Liv Tyler, The Leftovers is a series co-created by Damon Lindelof, best known for Lost.
Season one was applauded by numerous critics for its bold story telling, but the show failed to gain significant attention from viewers. The second season will air in Australia four day after its US premiere.
The Leftovers takes place three years after a global event, the ‘Departure’, where 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 - Jarden. Population: 9261. Departures: zero.
Season two follows Kevin Garvey (Justin Theroux) who has retired from his post as Chief of Police of Mapleton, New York, to move his new family to Jarden, Texas.
Jarden is the setting for the tale of two families: the Garveys, who have moved to this special place and whose lives were forever changed by the Departure, and the Murphys, a local family, who seem to have been spared from an event that shook the rest of the world.
But just because the Garveys have fled Mapleton to a place untouched by tragedy, doesn’t mean they have escaped the drama of their past.