Why The Leftovers Isn't Lost: We're Not "Hoping to Find Out What Happened," Boss Says

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Go ahead and compare HBO’s new drama The Leftovers to LostJust go on and get it out of you system.

On the surface, the two shows undoubtedly share some DNA. Both were co-created by Damon Lindelof. Both explore the struggle between science and faith. And both feature a large cast of characters trying to move on from a life-altering event. But the thing that sets the two shows apart is crucial: While Lost was derided by many for the answers it provided to the show’s once-celebrated head-scratchers, The Leftovers has absolutely zero interest in explaining its central mystery.

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Based on Tom Perrotta‘s 2011 novel of the same name, The Leftovers kicks off with the sudden disappearance of 2 percent of the Earth’s population…


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