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.
Taken aback though fans of HBO’s The Leftovers were to learn that Season 3 would close out Damon Lindelof’s rapture drama for good, recent reports that the final year would move to Australia seemed perfectly in line with the myriad references of Season 2. HBO has confirmed very little, though Lindelof now seemingly acknowledges the production’s impending move, as well the potential for a certain ghostly figure’s Season 3 return.
LOST co-creator Damon Lindelof famously departed Twitter amid a never-ending stream of criticism for the ABC mystery’s finale (and perhaps not coincidentally, ahead of HBO’s The Leftovers premiere). The impending third and final run of the HBO rapture drama will inevitably draw comparison, though Lindelof breaks his usual silence to explain a purposefully-vague Leftovers ending, differentiating it from LOST.
HBO’s The Leftovers has almost a yearly tradition of shifting locales, but with a rumored move so drastic as Australia, many had to wonder if the third and final season would plausibly take everyone down under. Thankfully, it seems most all of The Leftovers’ Season 2 cast will participate in the final year (along with a happy promotion), though we might expect a shorter run than 10 episodes.
The Leftovers Season 2 didn’t leave us with any indication that the Garvey family’s time in Miracle had come to an end, though with Season 3 confirmed as the show’s last, the Damon Lindelof rapture drama is in for another tectonic shift. The Leftovers will move the final chapter to Australia, both in story and production.
Fans of HBO’s The Leftovers found themselves both relieved and disheartened to learn that the critical favorite rapture drama would return for a third and final season, wrapping up a wealth of character arcs and potentially unraveling at least some of the series’ mystery. Planning for The Leftovers Season 3 is early yet, though creator Damon Lindelof at least believes the series will move away from questions of Kevin Garvey’s sanity.
We’re less than a week removed from the tense and poignant finale of HBO’s The Leftovers Season 2, the cap to a 2015 run already dominating year-end Top 10 lists, though the series’ low ratings suggested an ominous future ahead. Well, there’s good news and bad, as The Leftovers will indeed return for a third year, albeit as a final season.