HBO has renewed “The Leftovers” for a third and final season.
Created by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta, the drama is set three years after the “Sudden Departure,” a global event in which 2 percent of the population suddenly and inexplicably disappeared. The series effectively rebooted with its second season, shedding much of the supporting cast and moving most of the remaining characters from fictional Mapleton, New York, to a small town in Texas where no one “departed.”
“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,” Lindelof, a “Lost” veteran, said in a statement. “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.”
The second season of “The Leftovers” ended on Sunday.
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