The Leftovers depicts a world which takes place three years after an unexplainable, simultaneous disappearance of 2% of the global population known as the “Sudden Departure”. During this time, mainstream religions fall apart and many cults begin to emerge. Looking for a fresh start, The Garvey family (Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman) meet new acquaintances and struggle to adapt to how their lives have changed in this new, strange world.