HBO’s The Leftovers has some new faces coming for season 2. Find out who will be joining the Garvey family in Texas when the show returns.
With the source material from Tom Perrotta’s novel The Leftovers exhausted in the first season, the HBO series by the same name is due for a creative overhaul, including a move from New York to an unnamed city in Texas. As the show changes neighborhoods the cast must also change. Many of the familiar faces from season 1 will not be returning for season 2, leaving plenty of spaces vacant for casting to fill.
One of the major players will be Regina King, who will step in as a local doctor who runs the urgent care facility in town. We can expect her to be seeing a lot of Kevin Garvey if his current track record for waking up bruised and bleeding continues into season 2. Her husband, John Murphy, will be played by Kevin Carroll (Law & Order: SVU). The Murphy’s will reside next door to the Garvey’s and John will head up the town’s volunteer fire department. They have a son, Michael, who will be played by Jovan Adepo, who will be around the same age as he Garvey’s daughter, Jill. He’s described as being actively involved in his church.
From what we’ve seen so far on The Leftovers, involvement in a church has quite the range. In New York there was dwindling involvement in the local community church, but cults like the Guilty Remnant and the Barefoot people have healthy attendance. Michael’s church may fall someone where in the middle.
One more guest star is a face that people may recognize from his days on Family Matters. Darius McCrary, Eddie from the hit sitcom, will recur as a local palm reader and childhood friend of John.
These actors join returning cast members Justin Theroux (Kevin Garvey), Chris Zylka (Tommy Garvey), Amy Brenneman (Laurie Garvey), Margaret Qualley (Jill Garvey), Christopher Eccleston (Reverend Matt Jamison), and Carrie Coon (Nora Durst).
The Leftovers season 2 will return to HBO in 2015.