'The Leftovers' season 3 update: HBO announces third and final season

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HBO has officially announced a third season for the successful series “The Leftovers,” but has added that season 3 will also be the last. 

According to Indie Wire, HBO President Michael Lombardo made the announcement of the renewal of Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta’s acclaimed drama through a released statement made on Thursday afternoon. 

The TV series follows the life of the Garvey family after two percent of the world population mysteriously disappears. TV enthusiasts will remember how the first season of “The Leftovers” did not fair as well as expected, garnering low ratings and no awards. Season 2 was very different as Lindelof and Perrotta bounced back with one of the finest seasons in television. 

Lombardo added that “The Leftovers” has proven to be an unparalleled series, and its “unrivaled originality” plays a major role in the series’ huge success.

There is no news as to which of the original cast members will be returning for the third and final season, but it is highly anticipated that Justin Theroux, Carrie Coon, Christopher Eccleston, and Liv Tyler will still remain in the lineup. 

In another statement, Lindelof commended the support of HBO for the series and expressed his eagerness to tell the final chapter of “The Leftovers” story. He also said that he has “never experience the level of creative support” that HBO has given.

“The Leftovers” is a TV drama based on Tom Perrotta’s book of the same name, and started airing in June 29, 2014. The story revolved around the fictional town of Mapleton, New York in the first season then moved to Jarden, Texas, another fictional town, in the second season. 

The main character is Kevin Garvey, Jr. (Theroux), Mapleton’s Chief of Police and a father of two, who struggles to maintain a sense of normalcy in the world after the sudden disappearance of 140 million people.