'The Leftovers' season 3 spoilers, news: Production ongoing in Australia, upcoming season delayed until summer 2017


“The Leftovers” is gearing up for its third and final season as filming for the HBO series continues in the land Down Under. Earlier this month, it was reported that actors were seen filming scenes at Queenscliff Harbour, Australia.

Geelong Advertiser reports that the series brought about 160 crew and 200 extras into town and that actors wearing abstract, animal-inspired costumes roamed the carpark of Queenscliff Harbour. Much of the first day of filming is said to have taken place on and around Searoad Ferries’ 700-passenger ferry, the MV Sorrento, which served as a floating set.

Series star Justin Theroux is said to have arrived in Sydney on Saturday, Aug. 20, and was photographed by the Daily Mail as he looked for props to use on the set at an antiques store on Sunday.

The series’ move to Australia isn’t the first time that the show has relocated, as season 1 was set in New York, while season 2 was set in Texas. Production for season 3 picked up where it left off last season in Austin before going down under.

The second season of “The Leftovers” aired its finale on December 2015, and while fans were expecting that the series will return sometime this year, HBO president of programming Casey Bloys confirmed (via Indiewire) that the show would be delayed until the summer of 2017.

Apart from Theroux, original cast member Carrie Coon will also be returning for season 3, along with Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler, Margaret Qualley, Chris Zylka, and Janel Moloney. Season 2’s entire Murphy family Regina King, Kevin Carroll, Jovan Adepo, and Jasmin Savoy Brown are also set to return for the upcoming season. A “Manhattan” alumna will also be joining the cast as Deadline reports that Katja Herbers has booked a recurring role on the last season of the supernatural drama. Details of her character are being kept under wraps.

“The Leftovers” returns to HBO in summer 2017.