Last night's Game of Thrones viewers were treated to an all new, full-length trailer for the new TV drama, The Leftovers -and boy was it an intense, wonder-filled two minutes of high octane drama leaving us....well, wanting Leftovers.
Based on the book of the same name by Tom Perrotta, the show highlights the aftermath of a rapturous event responsible for the disappearance of two percent (140 million people to be exact) of the world’s population. This sets the perfect stage for show-runner Damon Lindelof (Lost, Prometheus, Cowboys & Aliens) tethering the line between spirituality, mystery and the supernatural.
Aside from what looks to be an explosive plot, the show is filled with a stellar cast including: Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Liv Tyler, Janel Moloney, and Christopher Eccleston. We can see The Leftovers developing a cult following, stirring the pop-cultural pot and provoking its audience to ask some hard hitting questions. In short, this may be the kind of “breath of fresh air” show we needed, and the gang here at Geek couldn’t be more thrilled.
Check out the newest trailer below, and make sure to check out The Leftovers premiere, June 29th on HBO.