April 28, 2014

Kudos to the team behind the first full-length trailer for HBO’s upcoming drama The Leftovers. They have done a good job, improving greatly on the tease they dangled in front of us earlier this month. From the use of James Blake’s moody “Retrograde” to the ominous shots of that creepy, clad-in-white cult, everything we’re seeing here screams “show I am going to watch and talk about the next day with people who also watched it.” The show comes to us from Lost executive producer Damon Lindelof and Tom Perotta, who wrote the book the series is based on. The plot is a familiar one—people mysteriously vanish from earth with no explanation—but it comes with an ingenious twist. Only 2% of the world’s population is gone. The rest are the “leftovers of the title. So it is June 29 yet?

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