The new season of “The Righteous Brothers,” based on the novel by Patrick Ness, has a title and premiere date and will be produced by “Mad Men” writer Megan Ellison.
The announcement was made at a press conference Thursday with Ellison and “Mad Moms” creator Liz Lemon.
The show, which stars Naomi Watts as a New York City crime reporter and Patrick Ness as a former NYPD detective, will debut on HBO on Sunday, May 29.
Ellison and co-creator Joe Mande will serve as executive producers.
The first season of the series, which is based on a novel by the late Patrick Ness and features new voice talent, will follow a couple of brothers and their teenage son, and will follow their struggles with mental illness.
Ellisons character, Billy, is a struggling writer in New York’s Times Square who struggles to write about his experiences with mental health issues and depression.
The brothers, Josh and Ben, have a history of mental illness and are the parents of a child with schizophrenia.
They are the subject of a documentary series that aired in 2012, and are now seeking a new therapist.
The new season will also see the brothers reunite to confront their father’s mental illness, and they are trying to help Ben by getting him out of prison.
Ellinson said in a statement that she’s thrilled to continue the “Leftovers” story.
“The series will continue to be the centerpiece of the HBO family, as the stakes are higher and more complex than ever,” she said.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to continue and expand the series with the talented team of writers who will bring the story to life.”
Ellison will also serve as an executive producer on the project.
The series is executive produced by Noah Hawley, and Tom Perrotta is serving as co-executive producer.