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First Look: HBO’s ‘The Leftovers’ Leaves Mapleton for Texas in Season 2 Teaser

First Look: HBO's 'The Leftovers' Leaves Mapleton for Texas in Season 2 Teaser

HBO’s mournful series “The Leftovers” returns for a second season this fall, and the network’s first-look teaser trailer, posted below, packs its 55-second running time full of surprises. “Pack your bags,” the series’ tweet to critics and reporters read. “We’re headed to Texas.”

In its first season, Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta’s bleak drama followed the residents of Mapleton, New York as they grappled with anger, obsession, doubt, and grief following the “Sudden Departure,” in which
two percent of the world’s population vanished without a trace. The new trailer, however, features none of the series’ familiar faces—including Justin Theroux and possible Emmy contenders Carrie Coon, Amy Brenneman, and Ann Dowd—as the camera captures an endless traffic jam of entrants to the desert outpost of Jarden. The catch? The town of 9,261 experienced exactly zero departures.

HBO has not yet set a date for the return of “The Leftovers,” but it’s certainly piqued our interest.

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