HBO’s ‘The Leftovers’ Teaser Previews a Mass Vanishing

“It’s 140 million people and like that, they were gone.”

HBO has released the first teaser for their upcoming series The Leftovers from Lost‘s Damon Lindelof. The series may or may not be about the Biblical rapture. The teaser reveals 140 million people vanish, and for maximum poignancy it focuses in on the disappearance of a baby to kick off the actual show footage. However, before that it goes for an almost Hallmark card sappiness with the voiceover…check it out for yourself below. What do you think: is it genuinely creepy or does it look too much like those straight to DVD Left Behind movies?

Based on a novel by Tom Perrotta, The Leftovers stars Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston and more.

The Leftovers premieres Summer 2014 on HBO.