Fans of Justin Theroux and Liv Tyler’s TV drama The Leftovers have been given a bittersweet early Christmas gift – the show has been renewed for a third season, which will also serve as its last.
The critically-acclaimed drama, created by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta, will return in 2016, but there won’t be a fourth season.
Announcing the news, Lindelof says, “I have never, ever experienced the level of creative support and trust that I have received from (cable network executives at) HBO during the last two seasons of The Leftovers.
“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 show is based on Perrotta’s bestselling novel of the same name. The second season finale aired on America’s HBO network on Sunday (06Dec15).