The Leftovers is a new HBO series based on Tom Perrotta’s novel of the same name. The premise is that 3 years ago, 2% of the world’s population just disappeared. (Kinda like the rapture, although without any rhyme or reason. The people who disappeared weren’t necessarily Christians.) Damon Lindelof is writing and producing, Peter Berg is directing, and Tom Perrotta is an executive producer.
I’ve read the novel, which I thought had an interesting premise but was ultimately disappointing. It will probably play better on television.
The Leftovers premiers on HBO on June 29, 2014.