You get one more season to watch Justin Theroux on your TV screen (until he finds another project). That's right, The Leftovers is ending. HBO announced the drama from Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta will return for a third and final season after a critically-acclaimed (but poorly rated) second season. According to HBO, it was Lindelof's decision to end the series.
"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," HBO's Michael Lombardo said in a statement. "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."
But don't expect the answers you've been craving.
"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 said. "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," Lindelof continued. "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."
In addition to Theroux, season two featured Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Carrie Coon, Liv Tyler, Ann Dowd, Margaret Qualley, Chris Zylka, Regina King, Kevin Carroll, Jovan Adepo and Janel Moloney.
Are you sad to see The Leftovers go?