Great news for anyone (myself included) who enjoyed the hell out of The Leftovers’ innovative and consistently surprising second season, which just wrapped up on Sunday: it’s been renewed for a third and final season.
“It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome back Damon Lindelof, Tom Perrotta and the extraordinary talent behind ‘The Leftovers’ for its third and final season,” said HBO programming president Michael Lombardo. “This show has proven to be one of the most distinctive HBO series and we are extremely proud of its unrivaled originality, which has resulted in such a passionate following by our HBO viewers. We admire and fully support Damon’s artistic vision and respect his decision to bring the show to its conclusion next season.”
Of course, as yet there’s no word on what direction season three will take, but given how different (and yet creatively intertwined) season one and two were, it makes sense that Lindelof and Perrotta will forge out in some new direction. Perhaps they’ll move locations again, and explore post-Departure life outside of Miracle, Texas. (Perhaps ... to Australia?)
Can’t wait to see what they cook up, and also to read all the interviews everyone involved in the show will have to give once again—dodging questions as to whether or not we’ll find out what really happened that fateful October 14.