'The Leftovers' trailer offers a peek at the literary adaptation (+video)

'Leftovers' is based on Tom Perrotta's novel about a Rapture-like occurrence.

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    'The Leftovers' stars Justin Theroux.
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HBO has released a trailer for the network’s adaptation of Tom Perrotta’s novel “The Leftovers.” 

“Leftovers” was first published in 2011 and focuses on a Rapture-like event in which more than a hundred people disappear from a small town and those who are left behind struggle to come to terms with what happened and why they are still there.

HBO’s adaptation of the novel stars Justin Theroux, Liv Tyler, Amy Brenneman, and Christopher Eccleston, among others. The TV show will debut on June 15 and will run for 10 episodes for its first season.

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The voiceover in the trailer notes that “2 percent doesn’t sound like much but 2 percent of the entire planet, of every person on it – that’s more than the world’s 10 largest cities combined,” ending on a creepy note: “And like that, they were gone.”

Check out the full trailer.

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