HBO Gives The Leftovers A Third And Final Season


HBO has given the green light to a third and final season The Leftovers, the shameless weird series from Damon Lindelof (Lost, Prometheus) and Tom Perrotta, who wrote the book on which the series is based. Despite viewing figures having halved for season two, the show – which is about the aftermath of a global event which saw 2% of the population simply vanishing –  has a very avid fanbase and the critics love it (probably because they don’t understand what the hell’s going on so they have to love just in case it is actually genius and not a lot of well-shot pish).

“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,” says Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. “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.”

“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,” says Lindelof. “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.”

So basically, at the end of season three we’re all just going to look at the screen and go, “Huh?” Personally, we’re still trying to recover from the sight of a full frontal, naked Christopher Ecceleston.



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