We will have to wait a bit longer to see scenes filmed in Westchester and Rockland in HBO’s ‘The Leftovers.’ The premiere date for the new drama has been changed to June 29th at 10 p.m. (not June 15 as we originally reported).
In case you missed the buzz, ‘The Leftovers’ follows a small town left behind after millions of people disappear in the Rapture. It stars Justin Theroux, Liv Tyler and Amy Brenneman.
Sounds DVR-worthy for the premise alone, but there’s another reason the post-apocalyptic series has been getting our attention around here. After all, it’s partially filmed in the Lower Hudson Valley.
For example, check out the trailer that premiered Sunday night before ‘Game of Thrones’ and you’ll notice a parade. Those scenes from the pilot episode were filmed along Main Street in Hastings last July, after auditions were held for background actors at the James V. Harmon Community Center. Scenes were also captured inside Hasting businesses including the River Roadhouse.
Hastings isn’t the only local town you will see during the show’s ten-episode season. In recent months, production crews have transformed locations in White Plains, Mount Vernon, and more into the fictional town of Mapleton. Just last month, cast and crew filmed scenes at Grace Episcopal Church in Nyack, where the church’s Memorial Hall was used as Mapleton’s small-town meeting place.
Warning: The ‘Leftovers’ trailer features explicit language and some nudity (It’s slightly NSFW). Click to watch it on YouTube.
Photo: Justin Theroux in ‘The Leftovers.’ © HBO