It’s the end of the world, but it’s not as we know it.
HBO has confirmed the premiere date for their new Rapture-themed original series, The Leftovers. The end is very nigh with its start date is locked in for June 15, 2014 at 10pm ET/PT, and we feel more than fine. In fact, the series, which is created by Damon Lindelof (showrunner on Lost) and acclaimed novelist Tom Perotta (on whose book of the same name the series is based), is so stacked with talent, we’re excited about these End Times.
With a cast that includes, Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler, Charlie Carver, Max Carver, Carrie Coon, Ann Dowd, Michael Gaston, Emily Meade, Annie Q, Margaret Qualley, Amanda Warren, and Chris Zylka, there is so much talent aboard this ark that humanity may have a chance. Then again, this is not a strictly doctrinaire reading of the Book of Revelations when the logline includes, “The drama series is an original look at The Rapture…because it’s not entirely clear The Rapture happened.”
Based on the book, this series will be about people who did not make the Instant Salvation List. That would include Theroux as Kevin Garvey, a police chief and father trying to keep a shell-shocked society from going to the abyss and Eccleston’s Matt Jamison, a former reverend who has traded in the faith in favor for the sleaze of self-editing a local tabloid. Coon will play a mother whose children got into the party in the sky while she missed the invite.
HBO has confirmed that the first teaser for The Leftovers will air Sunday April 6, 2014 right before the Season 4 premiere of Game of Thrones at 9pm ET/PT. It will also be accompanied by the teaser trailer for the seventh and final season of True Blood, which you can already watch here.