If Damon Lindelof is the brain behind the The Leftovers, Mimi Leder is the eye. The executive producer directed some of the show’s must astounding episodes, from Season 1’s brutal “Gladys” to last year’s Season 2 finale that found Justin Theroux’s Kevin Garvey singing karaoke to escape the afterlife. The visual language of the HBO series reached new heights in the second season, and now Leder is helping expand that ever further as the show heads to Australia for its final eight hours.
How do you end a show in which the end of the world has already happened? It’s a question I’ve been wondering since the very beginning of The Leftovers, a series about the search for answers and explanations where there are none, about coping with the past and learning how to survive in the present, but rarely, if ever, looking towards a future. For the characters of the HBO series, The Sudden Departure – a Rapture-like event that saw 140 million people suddenly vanish from Earth – was the final page of their stories. Some drowned in misery, some sought refuge in violent blackout, others joined cults. Damon Lindelof’s mysterious post-apocalyptic drama has been about the tireless search for meaning as much as it is about finding peace in ambiguity. In its third and final season, the series is weaving those together more ambitiously than ever.
Love or hate the final seasons of LOST, there’s little denying the mythology got a bit … abstract toward the end, between light-filled island corks and temples. That said, producers now reveal that the final episodes were meant to introduce an island volcano that tied things together, but got too costly to depict onscreen.
HBO’s The Leftovers was too good for this world, and as such, will depart it shortly. Before that happens, the final season is teasing majorly biblical events to come, and we’ve got the seven spoiler-y synopses to prove it!
For a series that asks us to “let the mystery be,” The Leftovers sure doesn’t mind asking us to solve puzzles. So it is with the third and final season’s official trailer, broken up and scattered across the internet in seven parts. Come sleuth with us!
Whether or not The Leftovers is truly preparing for a worldwide flood, the end is certainly nigh for the Damon Lindelof rapture drama. You’ve just enough time to rewatch the first two seasons before the final episodes’ April premiere, as a new recap trailer recounts the story so far, and brings cryptic new footage of the end.
The end really is nigh for HBO’s The Leftovers, and not just for by the third and final season’s April premiere. A new trailer teases both the move to Australia and some worldwide disasters of biblical proportion, not to mention some sweet Justin Theroux beard.
The Leftovers may have gotten the shortest shrift of HBO’s 2017 preview trailer, but who wants to let the mystery be? Sneak a new peek at the final season’s April 2017 premiere with a brand-new photo, and teases from creator Damon Lindelof about the “end of the world” Kevin Garvey and his father will find in Australia.
Eagle-eyed fans of HBO’s The Leftovers got a quick taste of footage for the third and final season by Sunday’s “Coming in 2017” trailer, but at last, we’re finally narrowing that description. Find out when in 2017 Damon Lindelof’s rapturous existential drama will premiere Season 3, with a special message from the creators!
It’s been some time since we’ve had occasion to check in on The Leftovers before its final season, but surely HBO wouldn’t ignore the Sudden Departure’s anniversary. As such, creator Damon Lindelof takes fan questions and delivers a surprising performance to celebrate the final season.