HBO has released a bevy of new material to tease the happenings in the anticipated new season of The Leftovers, including a new trailer, a poster, and new images from Season 2 of Damon Lindelof‘s dreary drama. The center of the new series seems to be Miracle National Park, and from the bits of stories on display on the trailer, Lindelof is seemingly criticizing the capitalistic manipulation of organized religion, the widespread co-opting of religious messages specifically for material gain.
Here’s the second trailer for The Leftovers Season 2:
On top of the new revelations teased in the trailer, including the importance of Christopher Eccleston‘s character in the new arena of Jarden, Texas, there are pictures of a congregation in Jarden and the welcoming sign for the Texas town. And the poster for The Leftovers Season 2 certainly adds to the eerie mood that the new world of Lindelof’s drama emits in its imagery. Whether or not the show will remains so overtly lugubrious as Season 1 was is yet to be seen.
Here’s the new images and poster for The Leftovers Season 2:
And for a refresher, here’s the official synopsis of The Leftovers Season 2, which premieres on HBO on October 4th at 9 p.m. EST:
After last season’s elaborate Memorial Day initiative by the Guilty Remnant plunged Mapleton into chaos, season two of THE LEFTOVERS finds many searching for a fresh start. Kevin Garvey (Justin Theroux) has retired from his post as chief of police of Mapleton and is moving his new family to Texas. With him is Nora Durst (Carrie Coon), who’s discovered new purpose in caring for the baby she found on Kevin’s doorstep and welcomes leaving behind Mapleton and the incredible tragedy she suffered there. Equally eager to leave the town she grew up in and the friends she made there is Kevin’s daughter, Jill (Margaret Qualley).
Upon their arrival in Jarden, Texas, the newly formed Garvey family meet their neighbors, the Murphys: John (Kevin Carroll) and Erika (Regina King) and their teenage twins, Evie (Jasmin Savoy Brown) and Michael (Jovan Adepo). Attracted to this special town and hoping for miracles for his whole family, Matt Jamison (Christopher Eccleston) has moved with his wife, Mary (Janel Moloney), who still suffers from consequences of the terrible car accident on October 14.
Meanwhile, Kevin’s ex-wife, Laurie Garvey (Amy Brenneman), has left the Guilty Remnant and reunited with her son, Tom (Chris Zylka), who may have finally discovered a cause to help replace the pain in his heart. And while Meg (Liv Tyler) remains in the Guilty Remnant, it may not be the same cult she originally joined.