With Season 7 of Game Of Thrones now not airing until later on in the year, HBO needs something to fill the considerable void that has been left behind. For this task, it appears to have made an interesting (but in all honesty probably quite logical) choice, picking the third and final season of The Leftovers.
Speaking in a video message posted on the show’s Facebook page, creators Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta (who wrote the book the series is based on) revealed that the show would air on HBO (and presumably shortly after on Sky Atlantic) in April 2017, having taken 2016 off for filming purposes.
In keeping with the whole ‘switching locations every season’ theme, there will be another change in setting, moving to Australia after initially starting out in Texas. Existing cast members Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler, Chris Zylka, Margaret Qualley, Carrie Coon, Janel Moloney, Kevin Carroll, Jovan Adepo, Regina King and Scott Glenn are expected to return, with one new addition coming in the form of actress Lindsay Duncan (previously of Birdman and Alice Through The Looking Glass).
From our perspective, it’s nice to see confirmation that The Leftovers will get the send-off it both needs and deserves. Season 1, while well-made, was too unremittingly bleak for us to safely say that we enjoyed it. Happily, Season 2 gave us a little bit more reason for optimism, even there were still plenty of quite dark themes present. Considering the manner in which Season 2 ended, another shake-up was pretty much inevitable, and it looks like we’ll get that for Season 3. All hail the Guilty Remnant…
The Leftovers: Season 3 will air on HBO in the US in April 2017, and on Sky Atlantic in the UK later in the year. For all the latest TV news, pick up the new issue of SciFiNow.