There are finally some details available for ‘The Leftovers’ season 2 as well as a premiere date in October for the returning series…
Following a breakout first season on HBO, ‘The Leftovers’ season 2 is set to premiere on Sunday night, October 4 with a brand new setting for the sophomore year of the show.
While much of the cast from season one will return, most of them are now in new surroundings including a full relocation for the Garvey family from Mapleton, New York to a small town in Texas where no one disappeared during the Departure.
Details about season 2 have been very few and far between but HBO finally revealed some key information about the upcoming 10-episode season that returns in October.
“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.”
As we pick up in ‘The Leftovers’ season 2, Kevin Garvey has quit his post as the chief of the Mapleton police department and he’s relocated his family to Texas for a fresh start.
“After last season’s elaborate Memorial Day initiative by the Guilty Remnant plunged Mapleton into chaos, season two of The Leftovers finds many searching for a fresh start. Kevin Garvey (Justin Theroux) has retired from his post as chief of police of Mapleton and is moving his new family to Texas. With him is Nora Durst (Carrie Coon), who’s discovered new purpose in caring for the baby she found on Kevin’s doorstep and welcomes leaving behind Mapleton and the incredible tragedy she suffered there. Equally eager to leave the town she grew up in and the friends she made there is Kevin’s daughter, Jill (Margaret Qualley).
Upon their arrival in Jarden, Texas, the newly formed Garvey family meet their neighbors, the Murphys: John (Kevin Carroll) and Erika (Regina King) and their teenage twins, Evie (Jasmin Savoy Brown) and Michael (Jovan Adepo). Attracted to this special town and hoping for miracles for his whole family, Matt Jamison (Christopher Eccleston) has moved with his wife, Mary (Janel Moloney), who still suffers from consequences of the terrible car accident on October 14.”
As for the rest of the cast, Kevin’s ex-wife Laurie has abandoned her group at the Guilty Remnant and started a new life with her son Tom, who “may have finally discovered a cause to help replace the pain in his heart.”
Meanwhile, Meg (played by Liv Tyler) is still a part of the Guilty Remnant but she soon finds out that this cult may not be the same group she first joined a season ago.
‘The Leftovers’ season 2 will explore all new stories away from Tom Perrotta’s original novel with a 10 episode season set to launch October 4.