HBO’s “The Leftovers” will begin its third and final season in April, Variety has learned. Co-creators Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta filmed a message for fans revealing the month; HBO will reveal a more specific date in the future:
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HBO picked up the series for a final batch of eight episodes last December, though even Lindelof was worried about a renewal. “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,” Lindelof said in response to the pickup. “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.”
Season 3 shot in Texas and Australia, indicating a possible relocation for Kevin Garvey (Justin Theroux) and Nora Durst (Carrie Coon) and their makeshift family; details on the final eight episodes remain scarce. The initial set-up for the series was a world in which 2% of the global population had simply disappeared all in the same instant, and how those left behind cope with the idea of the Sudden Departure.
The final season will bring back Theroux, Coon, Amy Brenneman, Kevin Carroll, Christopher Eccleston, Scott Glenn, Lindsay Duncan, Regina King, Jovan Adepo, Janel Moloney, Margaret Qualley, Jasmin Savoy-Brown, Liv Tyler, and Chris Zylka. Lindelof, Perrotta, Mimi Leder, Tom Spezialy, Gene Kelly, Peter Berg, and Sarah Aubrey serve as executive producers, with Lindelof as showrunner.
“The Leftovers” is produced for HBO by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television.