Regina King Joins The Leftovers

Regina King The Leftovers

The Leftovers has begun replenishing its cast.

American Crime‘s Regina King is joining the HBO drama’s Season 2 ensemble as a series regular, TVLine has learned.

King will play Erika Murphy, a doctor who runs the local urgent care in town. The show is currently casting the roles of her husband John and teenage kids Evie and Michael.

As TVLine previously reported, The Leftovers is undergoing a creative revamp after exhausting nearly all of its source material in Season 1 (the series is created by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta and based on Perrotta’s 2011 novel of the same name). In addition to relocating from New York to Texas, the acclaimed drama is dropping roughly half of its cast; however, leads Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Chris Zylka, Margaret Qualley, Christopher Eccleston and Carrie Coon are expected to return.

Production on Season 2 is slated to start later this month.