The Leftovers

The Leftovers Information

The Leftovers is an upcoming American television drama series created by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta for HBO, based on Perrotta's novel of the same name. The pilot will be written by Lindelof and Perrotta, and directed by Peter Berg. The series stars Justin Theroux, Carrie Coon, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler and Ann Dowd. The series will premiere in 2014.


The Leftovers takes place in the wake of a global "Rapture""?which may or may not be the Biblical rapture"?and centers on the people who didn't make the cut, and are left behind in a suburban community.

Cast and characters

Main cast

  • Justin Theroux as Kevin Garvey, a chief of police and father of two who is trying to maintain some semblance of normalcy in this new world.
  • Carrie Coon as Nora Durst, a wife and mother who is suddenly neither.
  • Christopher Eccleston as Matt Jamison, a former reverend and current editor of his self-published tabloid.
  • Ann Dowd as Patti Levin, the leader of the local chapter of Guilty Remnant.
  • Amanda Warren as Lucy Warburton, Mapleton's take-no-prisoners mayor.
  • Liv Tyler as Meg, a woman about to get married when she becomes the target of a cult.
  • Michael Gaston as Dean, a man who seems to understand that times have changed and addresses it head-on "? often violently.
  • Margaret Qualley as Jill Garvey, Kevin's teenaged, straight-A student daughter.
  • Charlie Carver as Scott Frost, a happy-go-lucky type whose up-beat demeanor brings levity to a grave situation.
  • Max Carver as Adam Frost, Scott's identical twin brother.
  • Chris Zylka as Tom Garvey, Kevin and Laurie's son ho has recently dropped out of college and taken refuge with a mysterious guru.
  • Amy Brenneman as Laurie Garvey, Kevin's wife and Tom's mother who left her entire life behind to join a mysterious cult.
  • Emily Meade as Amy, a free-spirited high schooler who seems unfazed by the rapture.


HBO acquired rights for series development with Perrotta attached as writer/executive producer and Ron Yerxa and Albert Berger as executive producers in August 2011, shortly before the book came out.

In June 2012, Damon Lindelof was announced to be developing the series alongside Perrotta, and will serve as showrunner should the pilot go to series.

The pilot was ordered in February, 2013.


In June 2013, casting announcements began. Justin Theroux, Liv Tyler, Christopher Eccleston, Ann Dowd, Amanda Warren, Michael Gaston, and Carrie Coon were announced to star in the pilot.

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