So that’s the reason they’re messing with Texas.
HBO has released the first footage from The Leftovers‘ upcoming second season, and it reveals why Kevin and Co. ended up hauling ass to a small town in eastern Texas: It’s the only community on the planet that did not lose a single person to The Sudden Departure. And by the looks of the teaser trailer above, that little fact has made Jarden, TX one very popular destination.
As TVLine previously reported, The Leftovers underwent something of 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 dropped roughly half of its cast; however, leads Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Chris Zylka, Margaret Qualley, Christopher Eccleston and Carrie Coon are all back.
Season 2 is slated to premiere this fall. Check out the 60-second clip and then hit the comments with your thoughts.