HBO released August synopses for its new hit series “The Leftovers,” which stars handsome Hollywood leading man Justin Theroux, as the police chief in a town grappling with a post apocalyptic crisis. The series is a must-see for fans of “Lost” and Sci-Fi genre. Here’s what is coming up in August. If you don’t want SPOILERS, do not read any further.
Episode #6: “Guest”
Debut: SUNDAY, AUG. 3 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: Aug. 3 (12:30 a.m., 3:00 a.m.), 4 (1:00 a.m.), 5 (9:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.), 7 (8:00 p.m., midnight), 8 (9:00 p.m.), 9 (11:00 p.m.) and 15 (8:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Aug. 4 (10:00 p.m.), 8 (1:30 a.m.), 9 (11:45 a.m., 8:00 p.m.) and 31 (5:15 p.m.)
Nora (Carrie Coon) takes care of unfinished business in Mapleton before heading to New York for the Second Annual DROP (Departure Related Occupations and Practices) conference. Upset that her ID has been pinched, she scours the convention for her imposter while wearing a “Guest” badge, and ends up getting detoured by an amorous salesman, a bestselling author and a rogue attendee.
Written by Damon Lindelof & Kath Lingenfelter; directed by Carl Franklin.
Episode #7: “Solace for Tired Feet”
Debut: SUNDAY, AUG. 10 (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Aug. 10 (12:30 a.m., 3:00 a.m.), 11 (12:35 a.m.), 12 (9:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.), 14 (8:00 p.m., 11:30 p.m.), 15 (9:00 p.m.), 16 (11:00 p.m.) and 22 (8:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Aug. 11 (9:00 p.m.), 15 (2:30 a.m.), 16 (1:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m.) and 31 (6:15 p.m.)
After learning his father has escaped the psychiatric hospital, Kevin (Justin Theroux) orders an APB to track him down. Jill (Margaret Qualley) attempts to break an endurance record. Holed up in Indiana, a disillusioned Tom (Chris Zylka) makes an unsettling discovery.
Written by Damon Lindelof & Jacqueline Hoyt; directed by Mimi Leder.
Episode #8: “Cairo”
Debut: SUNDAY, AUG. 17 (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Aug. 17 (12:30 a.m., 3:00 a.m.), 18 (12:45 a.m.), 19 (8:00 p.m., midnight), 21 (8:00 p.m., midnight), 22 (9:00 p.m.), 23 (10:00 p.m.) and 29 (8:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Aug. 18 (9:00 p.m.), 22 (3:10 a.m.), 23 (1:45 p.m., 8:00 p.m.) and 31 (7:15 p.m.)
Kevin fears he’s losing touch with reality after inexplicably finding himself in a difficult situation involving Patti Levin (Ann Dowd), a leader of the Guilty Remnant. Meg (Liv Tyler) loses control during another encounter with Matt (Christopher Eccleston); Jill confronts Aimee (Emily Meade) about her relationship with Kevin; Nora stands up to Laurie (Amy Brenneman), and finds her privacy invaded.
Written by Curtis Gwinn & Carlito Rodriguez; directed by Michelle MacLaren.
Episode #9: “The Garveys at Their Best”
Debut: SUNDAY, AUG. 24 (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Aug. 24 (12:30 a.m., 3:00 a.m.), 25 (12:45 a.m.), 26 (8:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.), 28 (8:00 p.m., midnight), 29 (9:00 p.m.) and 30 (10:45 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Aug. 25 (9:00 p.m.), 29 (1:40 a.m.), 30 (2:15 p.m., 8:00 p.m.) and 31 (8:15 p.m.)
Kevin tries to suppress his bad habits while tracking down a marauding deer in Mapleton. Laurie receives not-unexpected news amidst a rising sense of foreboding. Tom connects with his past, against his better judgment. Nora has a job interview; Kevin Senior (Scott Glenn) receives an honor.
Written by Kath Lingenfelter & Damon Lindelof; directed by Dan Sackheim.
THE LEFTOVERS is produced for HBO by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television; created by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta; executive produced by Damon Lindelof, Tom Perrotta, Peter Berg and Sarah Aubrey; co-executive producers, Ron Yerxa and Albert Berger. Lindelof serves as showrunner.
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