ADTV talks to The Leftovers season two star Regina King on acclaimed series and on working with co-star Carrie Coon
The Leftovers’ critically acclaimed second season saw a shift in setting to Jarden, Texas, a town unaffected by the Sudden Departure. As part of this dynamic new season two of the HBO series, audiences are introduced to the Murphys. The mother, Erika, is played by the brilliant Regina King who, with that recent Emmy win for American Crime, is having a wild ride of success at the moment on American television. ADTV’s Robin Writer spoke to her about both shows but could not resist digging up the excellent work in Jerry Maguire too.
Damon and Tom Perrotta came up with the idea. What if we have this other family we introduce? What that would be like in our world. There are other families living and doing things the same time as other families in the world. A way of telling that story and what happens when these lives intercept. They had to almost start with a different story, and allow these families to collide, or whichever way you interpret it when you watch it. You almost didn’t miss the Garveys.