New trailer lands for The Leftovers Season 2
James R | On 11, Sep 2015
A new trailer has landed for The Leftovers Season 2 and it gives us a closer look at the new direction the show is heading in.
Damon Lindelof’s series, based on the novel of the same name, introduced us to a world where a rapture-like event had happened – a supernatural occurrence in which 2 per cent of the globe’s population disappeared. Were they dead? Abducted? Taken up to heaven?
Lindelof, in true Lost fashion, resisted the urge to reveal any answers to the mystery, choosing instead to scrabble around in the soil with those left behind. The result was a surprisingly moving and gripping study of grief and guilt, with the best episodes devoted to its complex characters (the standouts being Christopher Eccleston’s priest and Carrie Coon’s widower with a job to help those remaining).
Justin Theroux returns for the second run as troubled cop Kevin Garvey, who takes the family to a safe place following the events of Season 1. The safe place in question? Jardin, Texas, where everyone has kept their feet firmly on Earth’s soil.
“We are the 9,261,” chant a church. “We are spared.”
Alongside new cast members – such as Regina King’s church member – are several returning faces, including (most promising of all) Eccleston.
Season 2 of The Leftovers premieres in the US on 4th October. You can expect HBO’s series to arrive on Sky Atlantic shortly afterwards, when it will also be available to watch for non-Sky customers on VOD service NOW, which costs £6.99, no contract.
Season 1 of The Leftovers is already available on NOW to catch up with, while NOW is also offering a £1 monthly trial to anyone who signs up before 27th September. To watch the whole of The Leftovers Season 1 for a quid, head this way. Otherwise, stay tuned for a Season 2 release date.
Here’s the trailer: