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The Leftovers is a television series that is based on a popular book. Created by LOST co-creator Damon Lindelof, it focuses on the aftermath of a mysterious event, the exact nature of which may never be explained. It is posited to be something along the lines of the Rapture as described in the book series Left Behind, but no one is exactly sure what has happened. All that is clear is that many people have vanished - roughly two percent of the population. This has a devastating effect upon those who are left as they try to put together the pieces of their lives.

The story is focused on the town of Mapleton, which has lost about 100 people. This community serves as a microcosm of the world at large, and its issues are the same ones that others must deal with around America and the globe. Key characters include Dennis, Dean, Kevin, Meg, Nora and Jill. From practical considerations to emotional upheaval and spiritual turmoil, this innovative science fiction drama confronts the many different ways that life would change if such an event were to occur. The purpose is not unraveling how it happened but how to continue afterward.

Sunday at 10:00 pm et/pt on HBO
3 Seasons, 28 Episodes
June 29, 2014
Drama
8.0/10
Cast: Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler
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  • On a mission of mercy, Kevin assumes an alternate identity.

  • Laurie Garvey, a former therapist, must become one again as she heads to Australia to help Nora and Kevin along their paths.

  • Convinced it is Kevin's destiny to be in Miracle for the coming seventh anniversary of the Departure, Matt Jamison impulsively heads to Australia in an effort to bring Kevin home. Unfortunately, God gets in the way.

  • Kevin and Nora travel to Australia, where she continues to track down the masterminds of an elaborate con, while he catches a glimpse of an unexpected face from the past, forcing him to confront the traumatic events of three years earlier.

  • With the clock ticking towards the anniversary of the Departure and emboldened by a vision that is either divine prophecy or utter insanity, Kevin Garvey, Sr. wanders the Australian Outback in an effort to save the world from apocalypse.

  • In her official position as fraud investigator for the Department of Sudden Departure (D.S.D.), Nora visits St. Louis to examine a possible scheme that involves persuading the family members of The Departed there’s a means to see their loved ones again.

  • Three years after Miracle, Texas was invaded by the Guilty Remnant, Kevin Garvey has returned to his position as chief of police.

  • Kevin tells the truth to a suspicious John about his connection to Evie's vanishing, as Miracle comes up against a surprising threat on the fourth anniversary of The Departure.

  • The loss of a loved one and visit to Miracle show insight into why Meg started her journey as a Remnant crusader. Following a mishap with Laurie, Tom wants to get back with Meg.

  • In the obscurity of Laurie wondering about his mental state, Kevin tries to defeat Patti on a surprising battlefield. A horrible, tragic decision is all that comes between Kevin and his opportunity to free himself from her and his past.

  • Nora gives Kevin and Jill news they weren’t expecting. Kevin deals with the fall-out of Nora’s news and explores his options re: tackling his Patti problem head-on. Jill goes on a solo adventure that could only happen in Miracle. Laurie makes a rash decision that affects the Garveys.

  • Nora is shattered when she wakes up in the middle of an earthquake and Kevin is gone. The Murphys are confused after Evie disappears. Kevin comes home, but can't remember anything about the previous night. Also, an enemy from the past comes back in an unforeseen way.

  • Laurie undertakes two things: a book to reveal the evils of the Guilty Remnant, and renting an office to become a refuge for people fleeing the cult. Tom works undercover to save lost souls from the cult.

  • Kevin, Nora and Jill attempt to clean up after the Mapleton riots, but run into problems. The Garvey group starts fresh in Miracle. Nora makes a quick decision and Kevin gets caught up in the Murphy family's problems.

  • Jarden, Texas is said to be a miracle town that can keep its people safe and is a popular tourist sight. Strange events occur that change the lives of Kevin Garvey and his family, as well as the Murphy family, who live in Jarden.

The Leftovers News

Justin Theroux, Emma Stone Set to Star in Netflix Series

The dark comedy will also star Jonah Hill.

New Season of 'The Leftovers' Previews at Festival

TV fans got a first look at the series' final season.

HBO Renews Horribly Depressing Show 'The Leftovers' for Season 2

Just in case you need to feel depressed on Sunday nights next year, too.

HBO's 'The Leftovers': How Is It Different From the Book?

"The Leftovers" made its grand entry into HBO's Sunday lineup this week, premiering to a good amount of buzz but slightly disappointing numbers, pulling in just 1.8 million viewers. It looks as though the show might not be a huge success like "Game of Thrones" or "True Detective" have been for the premium cable network, but those who read the book might not be surprised.

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The Leftovers Video Clips & Extras

The Leftovers: After the Finale Featurette (HBO) Clip (03:36) The Leftovers: Season 3 Episode 8: Preview (HBO) Clip (00:31) The Leftovers: Character Spotlight: Kevin Garvey (HBO) Clip (02:28) The Most Powerful Man In The World (and His Identical Twin Brother) Preview (00:35) The Leftovers: Season 3 Episode 7: Preview (HBO) Clip (00:36) The Leftovers: Character Spotlight: Laurie Garvey (HBO) Clip (02:06) Certified Preview (00:35) The Leftovers: Season 3 Episode 5: Rescue Mission (HBO) Clip (02:31)