HBO’s ‘The Leftovers’ Officially Moving to Texas for Season 2 Reboot
HBO’s rapturous Damon Lindelof drama The Leftovers made quite an impression last summer, though with its first season burning through book material of Tom Perotta’s 2011 novel, we knew Season 2 to be breaching new territory. That now proves surprisingly literal, as The Leftovers Season 2 will undergo something of a reboot in moving production to Austin, Texas.
As confirmed by TVLine, The Leftovers Season 2 will follow production in moving its setting to a Texas locale, casting an African-American family to play a large role in the new story. Curiously in spite of the shift however, series leads Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Chris Zylka, Margaret Qualley, Christopher Eccleston and Carrie Coon are all expected to return.
When last we heard, Liv Tyler and Ann Dowd were also earmarked for potential returns, HBO’s 2015 preview of The Leftovers even spotlighting Tyler. Intriguingly, where Game of Thrones increasingly charts its own course against George R.R. Martin’s unfinished novel series, The Leftovers adapted the crux of its source material for Season 1, fully intending to tell original stories in its subsequent seasons.
Production will begin in Austin later this month, but will The Leftovers Season 2 live up to its predecessor in another state? What might bring the Garveys or any of the supporting cast out of Mapleton?