We’re big fans of The Leftovers here. The TV series from Damon Lindelof, taking its inspiration from the novel by Tom Perrotta about the people who are left behind when what appears to be the Rapture causes a large amount of the population to disappear into thin air, while not exactly garnering huge numbers of viewers, has nonetheless deservedly been critically acclaimed. Now, fans of the show can rejoice, as it has been confirmed that The Leftovers will return for a third and final season.
Speaking in a statement, Lindelof said, “I have never, ever experienced the level of creative support and trust that I have received from HBO during the last two seasons of The Leftovers… Tom, myself and our incredible team of writers and producers put tremendous care into designing those seasons as novels unto themselves…with beginnings, middles and ends. As we finished our most recent season, it became clear to us that the series as a whole was following the same model…and with our beginning and middle complete, the most exciting thing for us as storytellers would be to bring The Leftovers to a definitive end. And by ‘definitive,’ we mean ‘wildly ambiguous but hopefully mega-emotional,’ as all things related to this show are destined to be.
“On behalf of our incredible crew and superb cast, we are all tremendously grateful that HBO is giving us an opportunity to conclude the show on our own terms… an opportunity like this one rarely comes along, and we have every intention of living up to it. One more thing. We are blessed by the unwavering support of our fans and the incredibly powerful voice of the critical community. We feel absolutely privileged to heat up one last helping of leftovers.”
Considering that Season 1 used up the entirety of the source material of the book, we were wondering what kind of direction the second season would take. As it turns out we needn’t have worried, as it proved to be just as good – if not better – than the first. For those who haven’t finished Season 2 yet we won’t spoil things, but suffice to say we’re intrigued to see how it all ends.
The Leftovers: Season 3 will air on Sky Atlantic in 2016. For more news about the biggest TV shows, pick up the latest issue of SciFiNow.