(Above: President of HBO Programming Michael Lombardo; Creator and Executive Producer Tom Perrotta; Justin Theroux; Liv Tyler; HBO CEO Richard Plepler; and Creator, Executive Producer and Showrunner Damon Lindelof at the premiere of The Leftovers)

Last night in New York City, stars and executives turned out for the premiere of HBO’s The Leftovers from co-creators Damon Lindelof and Tom Perotta. The cast, including Justin Theroux, Liv Tyler, Scott Glenn, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Margaret Qualley and Chris Zylka, mingled with HBO CEO Richard Plepler and others at an event that, fittingly, had more than enough star power—and food—to go around.

Based on Perotta's novel of the same name, the series begins three years after millions of people vanished – 2% of the world’s population – with no explanation, leaving physicists, politicians and religious leaders all over the world looking for answers. The Leftovers focuses on the residents of one small town and how they are dealing with what happened, where their loved ones went, and what it means to their physical and spiritual existence – if there even is such a thing.

The highly anticipated series, co-produced with Warner Bros. Television, premieres Sunday at 10 p.m. on HBO. See photos from the premiere below.