First trailer for season two of HBO's The Leftovers offers up a fresh start
The first season of HBO's The Leftovers definitely had its share of detractors, but the show wasn't completely devoid of passionate fans, I count myself among them, and when the news came that HBO had renewed the series for a second season there was much rejoicing...followed by taking an extended somber drag on a cigarette.
HBO has released the first full trailer for the second season which features a change of location, new cast-members, and the promise that the show will still be as depressing as it was the first time around.
Damon Lindelof, who created the show with Tom Perrotta, commented on the public's reaction to the show's first season at the Television Critics Association Press Tour saying "the first season of the show we make no apologies for. We wanted to ground the world, to some, that maybe have felt bleak and depressing — but to us, it felt honest." While the second season seems to function as a reboot of sorts, Lindelof says that season two is merely the next chapter in The Leftovers tale: "season one was about how a family fell apart and season two is about how a family comes back together."
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. Pack your bags.
Season two of The Leftovers returns to HBO on October 4, 2015.