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TORONTO (April 30, 2014) – From Emmy® Award winner Damon Lindelof (LOST) and acclaimed novelist and Academy Award® nominee Tom Perrotta (Little Children), HBO Canada presents HBO’s new ten-episode drama series THE LEFTOVERS. Based on the bestselling novel of the same name, and set in the wake of a global “rapture,” THE LEFTOVERS debuts Sunday, June 29 at 10 p.m. ET/MT on HBO Canada. Also this June, HBO’s TRUE BLOOD closes the coffin with its 10-episode seventh and final season premiering on Sunday, June 22 at 9 p.m. ET/MT. All new programming airs day-and-date with HBO in the U.S. HBO Canada is a multiplex channel of Bell Media’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada).
Set in a small New York suburb, THE LEFTOVERS follows Justin Theroux (HBO's SIX FEET UNDER) as Kevin Garvey, a father of two and the chief of police, who is trying to maintain some semblance of normalcy when the notion no longer applies. Additional series regulars include: Amy Brenneman (PRIVATE PRACTICE); Christopher Eccleston (Thor: The Dark World); Liv Tyler (The Strangers); Charlie Carver (DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES); Max Carver (DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES); Carrie Coon (Gone Girl); Ann Dowd (MASTERS OF SEX); Michael Gaston (THE MENTALIST); Emily Meade (HBO’s BOARDWALK EMPIRE); Annie Q (ARE WE THERE YET?); Margaret Qualley; Amanda Warren (The Adjustment Bureau); and Chris Zylka (The Amazing Spider-Man).
Peter Berg (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS) directed the pilot from a script by Emmy Award winner Damon Lindelof (LOST) and acclaimed novelist Tom Perrotta. Lindelof and Perrotta executive produce THE LEFTOVERS along with Peter Berg and Sarah Aubrey (HBO’s THE FIGHT GAME WITH JIM LAMPLEY); Ron Yerxa (Nebraska) and Albert Berger (Nebraska) co-executive produce. The series is produced for HBO by Adventure Corps in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Mixing romance, suspense, mystery, and humour, TRUE BLOOD takes place in a world where vampires and humans co-exist, after vampires have come out of the coffin, thanks to the invention of mass-produced synthetic blood that means they no longer need humans as a nutritional source. The series follows waitress and part-faerie Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin, SUSANNA), who can hear people’s thoughts, vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer, JAN), and vampire Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård, GENERATION KILL). Alan Ball (BANSHEE) created the series, which is based on the bestselling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris.
All new HBO programming airs day-and-date with HBO in the U.S.
In Eastern Canada, episodes will be available on TMN GO and HBO Canada OnDemand.
In Western Canada, episodes are available on HBO Canada HD, on the go with the Shaw Go Movie Central app, Telus Optik TV and Bell TV Online, and HBO Canada On Demand.
About HBO Canada
HBO Canada brings Canadians HBO’s current slate of signature dramatic and comedic programs, together with new and never-before-seen programming including comedy series, live specials, sporting events, behind-the-scenes content and titles from HBO’s extensive library – all in an uncut and commercial-free environment. HBO Canada is offered in high definition on HBO Canada HD and programming is accessible on TMN GO, on demand and online where available by service provider. For more information, please visit www.hbocanada.com. In Eastern Canada, HBO Canada is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. In Western Canada, HBO Canada is offered by Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada).
About Movie Central
Movie Central is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc. (CJR.B), a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing and children’s animation. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
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For more information:
For The Movie Network (Eastern Canada):
Jessica Charbonneau, 416.384.4061 or email@example.com
For Movie Central (Western Canada):
Owen McCorquodale, 416.479.6068 or Owen.McCorquodale@corusent.com