June 13, 2015 at 11:27 am #350004
Damon Lindelof has extended his deal with the studio for another three years. With the book out of the way, the show is being overhauled with a move from New York state to Texas. Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Chris Zylka, Margaret Qualley and Carrrie Coon return, but the other eight series regulars from the first season seem to have been axed. Replacing them are Regina King, Kevin Carroll and Jovan Adepo.The season started shooting in April and will likely take the fall timeslot that Boardwalk Empire vacated. A teaser with no characters just came out and looks to be either the first minute of the new season or more likely it was just shot as a teaser that will not be in the show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bZVUU3zbXkJune 13, 2015 at 12:09 pm #350006
^Regina King???? YES!! I love her, I’m thrilled to see her in anything.
The first season grew into must watch TV for me, and by the end I was fully invested and ready for more. Really happy it’s coming back and I can’t wait to see what they do with the freedom of not having to follow the plot of the book.June 13, 2015 at 12:36 pm #350007
Regina King talks a little bit about shooting the second season of THE LEFTOVERS in her GoldDerby interview for AMERICAN CRIME.June 15, 2015 at 1:33 pm #350008
Can’t wait to have some of The Leftovers back in my life! I’m curious to see what this “soft reboot” is all about. New location, mostly the same characters. I hope they explore a little more about why the disappearance started and why this new city didn’t lose anyone. I do love the emotional and psychological beats the show explored in Season 1, but still!July 30, 2015 at 5:24 pm #350009
The Leftovers will return with its second season on Sunday, Oct. 4.
Season 2 Synopsis:
After last season’s elaborate Memorial Day initiative by the Guilty Remnant plunged Mapleton into chaos, season two of The Leftovers finds many searching for a fresh start. Kevin Garvey (Justin Theroux) has retired from his post as chief of police of Mapleton and is moving his new family to Texas. With him is Nora Durst (Carrie Coon), who’s discovered new purpose in caring for the baby she found on Kevin’s doorstep and welcomes leaving behind Mapleton and the incredible tragedy she suffered there. Equally eager to leave the town she grew up in and the friends she made there is Kevin’s daughter, Jill (Margaret Qualley).
Upon their arrival in Jarden, Texas, the newly formed Garvey family meet their neighbors, the Murphys: John (Kevin Carroll) and Erika (Regina King) and their teenage twins, Evie (Jasmin Savoy Brown) and Michael (Jovan Adepo). Attracted to this special town and hoping for miracles for his whole family, Matt Jamison (Christopher Eccleston) has moved with his wife, Mary (Janel Moloney), who still suffers from consequences of the terrible car accident on October 14.
Meanwhile, Kevin’s ex-wife, Laurie Garvey (Amy Brenneman), has left the Guilty Remnant and reunited with her son, Tom (Chris Zylka), who may have finally discovered a cause to help replace the pain in his heart. And while Meg (Liv Tyler) remains in the Guilty Remnant, it may not be the same cult she originally joined.
The cast of season two includes Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher
Eccleston, Liv Tyler, Carrie Coon, Ann Dowd, Margaret Qualley, Chris Zylka, Regina
King, Kevin Carroll, Jovan Adepo and Janel Moloney.July 30, 2015 at 7:13 pm #350010
I guess Ann Dowd got the Ben Mendelsohn deal.July 31, 2015 at 2:00 am #350011
Kevin is not a cop. Laurie is not in the Guilty Remnant. Ann Dowd is back. And everyone has randomly moved to Texas. So what was the point of the first season?July 31, 2015 at 1:03 pm #350012
Yeah, Im getting confused. So are they rebooting the show or is it a continuation of th first season?. Whats up…July 31, 2015 at 3:18 pm #350013
I am excited for Regina King alone, since I expected a lot from her cameo on “The Strain” , still wondering whataf…of a joke was that or if it was a conflict in her schedule, this actress is not anyone to be throw around from here to there, should’ve at least have one emmy for Southland.August 4, 2015 at 12:59 pm #350014
It sounds like its a narrative reboot, but maintaining the family drama that comprised a lot of the 1st season.
Can’t WAIT.August 5, 2015 at 9:25 am #350015
First trailer. Looks prettty intense.August 5, 2015 at 12:05 pm #350016
I get it now, all right, haha.
Definitely curious to see what happens. But it looks very different from the first season.August 5, 2015 at 1:08 pm #350017
Looks like Carrie Coon’s character will be much more prominent in Season 2, which I have NO problem with! Can’t wait for Regina King, too. This season looks like it’s gonna start off all hunky-dory, but then get very dark, very quickly. Can’t wait for October 4!August 7, 2015 at 9:09 pm #350018
Really GoldDerby? So nobody bothered last year to mention that “Gladys” was also Kathy Geiss on 30 Rock? (or was I not paying attention?)
I’m watching reruns and wondered who played Kathy and what else had she done…