HBO renews 'The Leftovers' for Season 2

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HBO has renewed its drama "The Leftovers" for Season 2. The Damon Lindelof-Tom Perrotta series is currently airing the final episodes of Season 1 on the cable network.

"We are thrilled to bring back 'The Leftovers' for a second season with the exceptional talents of Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta," says HBO programming president Michael Lombardo in a statement. "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."

Set in the fictional New York suburb of Mapleton, "The Leftovers" tells the story of those left behind three years after 140 million worldwide people inexplicably disappeared without a trace. While no one knows what actually happened during "The Sudden Departure," reactions run from cynicism to madness to fanaticism. "The Leftovers" stars Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler, Chris Zylka, Margaret Qualley, Carrie Coon, Emily Meade, Amanda Warren, Ann Dowd, Michael Gaston, Max and Charlie Carver, and Annie Q.

Season 1 episodes of "The Leftovers" air Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on HBO. The season finale is scheduled for Sept. 7.

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