HBO has renewed Damon Lindelof’s The Leftovers for a second season, TVWise has learned.
Created by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta, The Leftovers is set just after the apocalypse. When the Rapture happened, but not quite like it’s supposed to. The series tells the story of the people who didn’t make the cut and a world that will never be the same. The drama series stars Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler, Chris Zylka, Margaret Qualley, Carrie Coon, Emily Meade, Amanda Warren, Ann Dowd, Michael Gaston, Max Carver, Charlie Carver, Annie Q, Paterson Joseph and Brad Leland.
“We are thrilled to bring back The Leftover for a second season with the exceptional talents of Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta”, said Michael Lombardo, President of HBO Programming. “It has been truly exciting to see the overwhelming response to their provocative and original storytelling. We look forward to continuing the journey as the show delves deeper into the lives of those who remain.”
The renewal for The Leftovers comes at a critical time for HBO. The premium cabler is saying goodbye to The Newsroom, True Blood and Boardwalk Empire this year and, as a result of which, they have a number of projects in development to replenish their drama ranks. The second season pick up is good news for Warner Bros Television as The Leftovers was the first drama HBO picked up from an outside studio and the two are already re-teaming on the JJ Abrams pilot Westworld.