The Leftovers Shows The Sadness Of Day-To-Day Life After The RaptureMeredith Woerner6/09/14 12:40pmFiled to: trailer frenzytelevisionthe leftovers1143EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkWe cannot wait for HBO's moody new drama The Leftovers. It's based on the book penned by Election scribe Tom Perrotta, who has thankfully stayed on to produce this series with Damon Lindelof. The premise is simple: The Rapture happens and the audience picks up with those who were left behind. AdvertisementThis trailer is the first time we're getting a sense of place. We knew there were cults and crimes happening in the wake of the great disappearance, but I like to see how the Rapture changed day-to-day operations — for example, the school scene. Very excited about this series; fingers crossed it works.