Not unlike the 2% of the world’s population that vanished in its most pivotal event, the cast and crew of HBO’s The Leftovers have disappeared, abandoning their New York setting (and shooting location) in favor of eastern Texas. The network has released a new teaser highlighting the move, along with some radio chatter that lays down the show’s synopsis for the uninformed. More interestingly, it also reveals the reason for the change of venue: out of all the communities in America, Jarden, Texas (Population: 9,261) is the only one not to suffer a single disappearance in the Sudden Departure.

There’s no sign of the show’s cast in the trailer, although stars Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Chris Zylka, Margaret Qualley, Christopher Eccleston, and Carrie Coon are all expected to return. Kevin Carroll, Regina King, and Jovan Adepo will be joining the cast as well, as a new family of unraptured folk, the Murphys.


The first season of The Leftovers was an adaptation of Tom Perrotta’s novel of the same name; the second season will be moving away from that source, with Perrotta and showrunner Damon Lindelof constructing new material and trials to send the Garvey family through. The Leftovers will return on HBO in the fall.