Boy, that was quick. 2016 Emmy nominees were announced this morning, and special presenters Lauren Graham and (a very excitable) Anthony Anderson wasted no time in revealing this year’s crop of nominees. While there was rightfully plenty of love to go around for dramas like The People v. O.J. Simpson and Mr. Robot, and comedy faves Veep and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, there were a few disappointments — namely, where the hell is UnREAL?! Or The Leftovers? Come on, Emmys.
Gee, isn't it nice to not have to wake up at 5:30 A.M. for the 2016 Emmy nominations? Either way, the big announcement is finally here, as presented by black-ish star Anthony Anderson and Gilmore Girls returnee Lauren Graham, so let’s find out what we're all angry about/celebrating this year at the Emmys!
That time of year is upon us again, as this coming Thursday, July 14 sees the announcement of the 2016 Emmy Awards nominations, in a field that seems tougher by each year. Favorites like Game of Thrones hit new levels of spectacle this year, while newcomers like UnREAL and Mr. Robot could split the nominations wide open.
Lest you think Carrie Coon’s TV tenure might end with The Leftovers Season 3, the critical favorite is officially moving to Fargo. FX has tapped Coon for a leading role alongside Ewan McGregor in the 2017 season, and a familiar-sounding role at that.
The vast prep work and decision-making going into a third and final season of HBO’s The Leftovers made a 2016 premiere doubtful, something the Damon Lindelof Rapture drama now confirms ahead of its Australia move. The series has also added a new mystery guest in Lindsay Duncan, but should we let the mystery be?
We may not be ready to say goodbye to HBO’s The Leftovers after Season 3, but the Damon Lindelof rapture drama has one hell of a going-away present for Justin Theroux fans. Kevin Garvey is all about that Jesus look in shirtless new photos from the third and final season, ahead of the big move to Australia.
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.