Film & TV

Watch a Teaser For HBO’s Spooky New Drama ‘The Leftovers’

Film & TV

Watch a Teaser For HBO’s Spooky New Drama ‘The Leftovers’

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It’s a firmly established truth that the folks over at HBO know good TV. They have proven this to us many, many times, by airing TV shows that are very good. Now, it looks like they will prove it again with The Leftovers, an upcoming TV show that, based on this brand new teaser, looks very, very good. It 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. 2% doesn’t seem like a lot, but as the teaser’s ominous voiceover reminds us, that’s 140 million people. The series stars Justin Theroux as a small-town police officer, and Liv Tyler as a woman who becomes “a target for recruitment by members of an enigmatic cult.” The Leftovers premiers on June 15th.