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The Leftovers Season 2: Family Matters Alum Among 3 New Additions

The Leftovers Season 2

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The HBO drama continues to flesh out its revamped Season 2 ensemble, adding three more actors — including a Family Matters grad — to the cast, TVLine has learned exclusively.

The fresh blood includes new series regulars Kevin Carroll (Law & Order: SVU) as John Murphy (husband to Erika, played by Regina King), the Garvey’s new neighbor and head of the town’s volunteer fire department, as well as newcomer Jovan Adepo as John and Erika’s son Michael, a teenager actively involved in his church.

Additionally, Darius McCrary (AKA Family Matters‘ Eddie) is set to guest star/recur as Isaac Rayney, a local palm reader and childhood friend of John’s.

As TVLine previously reported, The Leftovers is undergoing a creative overhaul 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 started last month.

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3 Comments
  1. John says:

    I have a question though – is the GR relocating as well? Isn’t that the point of the show? How will it be addressed?

    • John says:

      I wouldn’t call the GR “the point of the show” at all. It’s one element of the show. But, if I’m recalling correctly, there are many factions of the GR throughout the country. I’m just guessing, but I think it’s safe to assume that the GR will still be a part of Season 2.

  2. Shaun says:

    Why bother moving to Texas?How will they explain so many going there?