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HBO Streams First Episode of 'The Leftovers' on Yahoo

30 Jun, 2014 By: Erik Gruenwedel

HBO June 30 began streaming the first episode of new drama “The Leftovers” for free on Yahoo Screen.

The series, which stars Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman and Liv Tyler, among others, is about people in the fictional town of Mapleton, N.Y., who didn’t make the cut when 2% of the world’s population (140 million people) abruptly disappeared three years before.

Unlike similar made-for-TV apocalyptic premises, “The Leftovers” avoids monsters, aliens and supernatural forces, instead focusing on anonymous characters facing the inexplicable.

“'The Leftovers’ stands as testimony to how valuable it can be to focus on everyday things and everyday people,” wrote Alyssa Rosenberg in The Washington Post.

“Leftovers” was created by Warner Bros. Television for HBO and based on Tom Perrotta’s novel of the same name. The premiere episode aired June 29.

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