(from HBO's press release, January 2017) THE LEFTOVERS: In an instant, 140 million people vanished from the face of the earth. The cause of that incredible event remains unknown, nor is there any indication that those gone will ever be seen or heard from again. This drama series follows the lives that were forever changed on Oct. 14, and those who were spared from the event that shook the world. In adapting Tom Perrotta's bestselling novel of the same name, season one explored the dynamics of one family, the Garveys, in the suburbs of New York. Continuing to focus on the ways ordinary people react to inexplicable events, season two uprooted that family and introduced another, the Murphys, as the series ventured into the unexplored territory of Miracle, Texas. In the third season, those families come together as they desperately grasp for a system of belief to help better explain that which defies explanation. The world is crackling with the energy of something big about to happen, a corresponding bookend to the Sudden Departure that sent them all spinning years earlier, bringing their journey Down Under. Season three cast includes Justin Theroux, Carrie Coon, Amy Brenneman, Kevin Carroll, Christopher Eccleston, Scott Glenn, Lindsay Duncan, Regina King, Jovan Adepo, Janel Moloney, Margaret Qualley, Jasmin Savoy-Brown, Liv Tyler and Chris Zylka. Created by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta; Lindelof serves as the series showrunner; executive produced by Damon Lindelof, Tom Perrotta, Mimi Leder, Tom Spezialy, Gene Kelly, Peter Berg and Sarah Aubrey; produced for HBO by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television. Filmed on location in Texas and Australia. The eight-episode third and final season debuts in April.