TV: Mapleton’s Chief of Police

Justin Theroux returns to the small screen to attempt explaining the disappearance of 140 million people.

He is a fan of alternative indie rock and stars in a well received by critics television series produced for HBO, The Leftovers.

Before the series premiered in the United Kingdom, Michael Lombardo, president of HBO Programming, announced renewal of the drama for a second season. ‘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.’

Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta’s television show is based on Perrotta’s bestselling novel of the same name. The series explores the world’s struggles after 2% of the population suddenly disappears. The Leftovers follows the story of people who survived it.

Three years after the incident and the disappearance of 140 million people without a trace the society, the series investigates can be affected by cynicism, paranoia or cult-like fanaticism. Kevin Garvey, played by Theroux, a father of two and the chief of police.

‘What makes it different is that it is kind of reverse storytelling,’ Theroux explains, ‘as the season progresses, you learn more and more about them, and hopefully start to care about them more.’

The Leftovers airs on Sky Atlantic every Tuesday

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