Imagine, one normal day, 2 percent of the population of your small town just suddenly disappears.
That's the set up for Henry Perrotta's 2011 novel The Leftovers, when a small town in New England is stricken by this mass, mysterious loss. Was it the Biblical rapture and if so what does that say about the people left behind?
These and other questions were raised in the book and now they're heading to TV, as HBO finishes up post production on The Leftovers. The HBO version stars Justin Theroux, Christopher Eccleston and Liv Tyler and was created by Lost's Damon Lindelof.
Here's the first trailer for the show.
The focus on sex makes this out as pure HBO but the mix of drama and supernatural elements will be what makes me tune in. HBO has seen recent success with the likes of True Detective and could have another hit on their hands, though its hard to know right now if this is intended as a multi series arc beyond the 10 episodes which have been ordered.
Though we bet they'll figure out a way to stretch it.
The first episode is directed by Peter Berg and debuts on HBO on the 29th of June 2014.