The show is about two percent of the world’s population suddenly disappearing. We don’t know much else about the plot of the series, but the narrator in the trailer is reading an excerpt from Walt Whitman‘s poem “Song of Myself” with a few minor changes to the words.
“I wish I could translate the hints about the departed young men and women, and the hints about old men and mothers and the offspring taken soon out of their laps. What do you think has become of the old men? What do you think has become of the women and children? They are alive and well somewhere. The smallest sprout shows there really is no death. All goes onward and outward, and nothing collapses. And to depart is different from what anyone supposed… and luckier.”
‘The Leftovers’ Season 1: Tease (HBO)