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Justin Theroux Gets Left Behind When HBO Debuts New Series ‘The Leftovers’ Sunday

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Justin Theroux is coming back to the small screen in a big way.

Sunday marks the series premiere of HBO’s new show, The Leftovers, which stars Theroux as Police Chief Kevin Garvey. With a plot that revolves around a mystery as large and as powerful as the hit show Lost, The Leftovers will take an original look at The Rapture — or whatever could cause 2% of the world to miraculously vanish in an event dubbed, “The Sudden Departure.”

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The show takes place three years after that day when 140 million people disappeared from the Earth without a trace. Set in the fictional New York town of Mapleton, The Leftovers will examine the ways ordinary people react to inexplicable events.

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Will families come together or will they fall apart? The Leftovers takes a look at how people can turn grief and faith into cynicism, paranoia, madness or cult-like fanaticism. At the heart of the family drama is the Garvey family, who is trying to maintain some sense of normalcy in a world full of people who didn’t make the cut – or did they?

The Leftovers premieres Sunday, June 29, on HBO 10 p.m. ET.

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