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‘The Leftovers’ Trailer: Justin Theroux Stars In HBO’s New Thriller

Mon, April 7, 2014 1:20pm EDT by Elizabeth Wagmeister Add first Comment

HBO is on a roll with ‘Game Of Thrones’, ‘Veep’ & ‘Silicon Valley’, and now there’s a new hit on the horizon — ‘The Leftovers’. The network released an eery trailer for the thriller, which sees millions of people disappear in the midst of a global rapture.

Justin Theroux and Liv Tyler star in HBO’s The Leftovers. The brand new original series doesn’t premiere until June 15th of this summer, but we’re already on the edge of seats with terror and anxiety. Click to WATCH the first trailer of the highly anticipated drama!

‘The Leftovers’ Trailer — Watch

Damon Lindelof knows a thing or two about survival: he is the co-creator of Lost, after all! Now, the show runner is returning to TV with what looks to be another mega-hit, The Leftovers. And this time, the masses are disappearing.

Based on Tom Perrotta‘s novel of the same name, the drama focuses on the Rapture (possibly the biblical Rapture), which sees two percent of the world’s population mysteriously vanished. Set in the suburban town of Mapleton, the community must learn to survive, after the sudden disappearance of over 100 people.

“Two perfect doesn’t sound like much, but two percent of the entire planet…that’s more than the world’s 10 largest cities combined,” the trailer begins. “It’s more than every death from every war in the 20th century. If every one of those people joined hands, they would wrap around the world six times. It’s 140 million people.”

The eerily stunning trailer, which spans over the world’s great cities, then comes to a haunting realization: “And like that, they were gone.”

The teaser goes on to show a mother screaming for her missing child, who was just in the back seat of her car, and also spans over Justin, who plays the Chief of Police, as he tries to deal with his new, terrifying world.

The Leftovers stars Justin Theroux, Liv Tyler, Christopher Eccleston and Amy Brenneman, and also features Max and Charlie Carver from Teen Wolf.

HollywoodLifers, will you tune into The Leftovers? What do you think about the new trailer?

— Elizabeth Wagmeister

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