HBO has released the trailer for the third and final season of The Leftovers.
The TV drama series created by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta, based on the latter’s novel of the same name, is set in the fictional town of Mapleton, New York, and – starting with the second season, in the fictional town of Jarden, Texas, three years after a global event called the “Sudden Departure”, which marked the disappeareance of 2% of the world’s population and the emergence of various cults, one of the most notable being the Guilty Remnant.
The main characters are the Garveys: Kevin (Justin Theroux), who is the Chief of Police, struggling to maintain some semblance of normality in this new world, his wife, Laurie (Amy Brenneman), who has joined the Guilty Remnant, their son, Tommy (Chris Zylka), who has taken refuge with a mysterious guru called Holy Wayne, after dropping out of college, and their teenage daughter, Jill (Margaret Qualley).
The trailer starts with Matt Jamison (Christopher Eccleston), a former reverend and current editor of a self-published tabloid that outs sinners, giving a speech to the townspeople, saying as follows: “What will happen on October 14th, just a couple of weeks from now? Probably nothing. But, if something does happen on October 14th, you’ve all come to the right place”. Kevin is then shown having a chat with his father on the roof, and the latter telling him that “on the seventh anniversary of the sudden departure, the rains will come and with them a great flood.”. The promo shows also the message “13 days to go” written in the sky and Kevin replying to John, who tells him that he shot him in the chest and that he got up and walked back into town, that he’s not Jesus. “I’m not saying you are, but, uh… the beard looks good on you”, says John, making Kevin set out on him, trying to punch him.
The trailer, communicating that “the end is near”, features the single “SOS” by Swedish pop group ABBA, from their
1975 album “ABBA”.
The third season of The Leftovers premieres Sunday, April 16, on HBO.