The Leftovers takes place three years after a global « Rapture », which caused the unexplainable disappearance of 2% of the world population. It centers not on the people who were taken, but on the ones left behind, in the fictitious small town of Mapleton, New York.

The music that accompanies this beautiful and creepy intro was written by German and British composer Max Richter.

“The Leftovers” premiered to 1.8 million viewers for its initial telecast on Sunday night, according to Nielsen estimates, putting it below the network’s other high-profile dramas over the last few years.

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