‘The Leftovers’ Season 2 Gets October Premiere, Full Synopsis and Returning Cast
Following its moderate first season reception, The Leftovers finally gave up its HBO vanishing act and gave us a first Season 2 teaser, with a haunting new mystery. Now, the network has officially set the Garvey family’s off-book return for October 2015, with a new synopsis that reveals our Season 2 story and cast.
According to HBO’s latest press release, The Leftovers Season 2 will officially premiere on Sunday, October 4. Don’t let that move to Texas worry you over returning cast from the first season however, as the new press release spells out that pretty much everyone (yes, even Patty!) will return:
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. This is the setting for a tale of two families: the Garveys, who have moved to this special place, and whose lives were forever changed by the Departure, and the Murphys, a local family, who seem to have been spared from an event that shook the rest of the world.
Cast regulars for season two include: Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler, Carrie Coon, Ann Dowd, Margaret Qualley, Chris Zylka, Regina King, Kevin Carroll, Jovan Adepo and Janel Moloney.
Created by Damon Lindelof, Emmy winner for “Lost,” and acclaimed novelist Tom Perrotta; executive produced by Lindelof, Perrotta, Mimi Leder, Tom Spezialy and Peter Berg; co-executive produced by Jacqueline Hoyt, Gene Kelly, Ron Yerxa & Albert Berger.
Also worth noting, Family Matters star Darius McCrary will recur as Isaac Rayney, a palm reader and childhood friend of John’s. You can check out the most recent teaser below, and stay tuned for The Leftovers’ next vanishing act on October 4.