A new HBO creation debuts this month and, while on the scifi end of the television spectrum, it’s ultimately about a small town’s loss. Set in fictitious Mapleton, New York, all seems normal until 2 percent of its [and the world’s] population mysteriously vanishes. Normal no more, a ghostly cult silently stalks the town [while chain smoking], feral dogs roam the streets and conspiracy theories plague those left behind. Rather, those who are leftover. Centre to the story, is the police chief [Justin Theroux], whose own family has suffered from the phenomena, and tries to hold both the town and himself together. Created by Damon Lindelof [notable for the series ‘Lost’] and Tom Perrotta, it sounds strange and creepy, but if you watch the teaser trailer for yourself, there is something authentic, inherently realistic, human nature-wise, that’s compelling. Despite the strange sounding subject matter, it looks like it could be a great drama. Check out the trailer for yourself here.