‘The Leftovers’ Fans Campaign for Season 3 in Costume Outside HBO Offices

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The Guilty Remnant, the haunting cult at the center of HBO’s “The Leftovers,” made a pre-apocalyptic appearance in New York City on Monday, when a group of devoted fans assembled in costume outside the network’s headquarters to petition for a third season of the premium cable drama.

Remaining true-to-character in their demonstration, the peaceful protesters donned all-white garments, silently smoked cigarettes and presented small, makeshift picket signs that simply read “renew” in scribbled sharpie.

HBO has yet to make a decision on the fate of the critically acclaimed drama, which stars Justin Theroux and Liv Tyler, but the creative team behind the show aren’t afraid to make their voices heard as they stump for a renewal.

“The Leftovers” co-creator Damon Lindelof recently discussed the Season 2 finale with Variety and admitted that he isn’t ready for the series to end quite yet.

“My hope is that the finale feels like [a wrap-up] for the entire season. We executed exactly the plan that we wanted to execute. There is a feeling of completeness and circularity, but also as storytellers and writers, we want there to be more “Leftovers,” Lindelof explained.

Last month, Variety TV critic Mo Ryan declared that the show hit its high point in its sophomore season, noting, “the best surprise of 2015 might be how good — actually, how great — ‘The Leftovers’ has become.”

Check out some tweets from the show’s silent supporters below.

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  1. Tatiana says:

    I suggest we threaten HBO to cancel our subscriptions, we’re not much but we do matter. Anyway, even that sounds silly, because Game of Thrones and stuff… I got mad when Wayward Pines got canceled, but really, really mad. So mad that even the leftovers season finale seemed like a good way to go.

  2. Nicole says:

    Bring back this show. Among some of the best acting on tv. Womderfully composed music. Please, please renew!!!!

  3. Rolisa arnold says:

    I look forward every season to the leftovers you have we invested into two seasons I have to know what happens it’s one of the best shows on don’t sell yourself short look at the show friends when it first started it took a couple seasons to get going but then it became a monster hit that’s how I feel about the leftovers I’m a true fan it’s my favorite show I’m recovering from a very bad illness and just absolutely love season 2 please dont stop the show

  4. Nicole says:

    “Small makeshift picket signs”? Just shows whoever wrote this article prob knows next to nothing about The Leftovers.

  5. Nick regier says:

    Leftovers was the best show on television , and so was carnivale at the time.

  6. MW says:

    Your pain doesn’t matter HBO ;) you’ll still make plenty of money from shows like Game of Thrones. Just let this one under appreciated show live on because it’s the best show on tv right now.

  7. theusher says:

    Can someone explain to me why HBO returned to its 2005 MO regarding the renewal of shows all of a sudden? So almost 1 million viewers / live episode on cable is considered a reason for cancellation? For f///k sake shows like Treme, which averaged like 400.000 viewers at some point during its run, got 4 seasons. I applaud the fans for campaigning to save the show but I find it seriously troublesome that HBO seems to have returned back to the days when they cancelled amazing shows like Deadwood or Carnivale because they didn’t get The Sopranos’ (or GoT now) huge ratings.

  8. Ryan says:

    Best way to save this show is to expose it to those who have not seen it. HBO needs to get this streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and as many other places as possible. At least the first season needs to be on Netflix. Advertise it on those sites. People like to binge watch these days and they will get hooked on this show. Then HBO subscriptions would likely go up because people would want to see what happens next. This show is worth saving and HBO has to know that. Any HBO exec that watches this show has to be as entertained as we are. They WANT to save this show. Of course, they have a job to do and it is a business, so they have to do what’s right for the company, but if they could just get this show more exposure it would be great for business. Subscriptions would increase if people who never saw this show were to see it.

  9. J C says:

    the best show on television . Please people watch this show!!!!!!!!!

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