Plans have been locked in for the third and final season of the HBO drama series “The Leftovers.” The pay cable network announced today that the show will return for its final season April 16.
The season will consist of eight episodes.
“The new season of the Peabody Award-winning show, which was created by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta, finds the Garvey and Murphy families coming together as they desperately grasp for a system of belief to help better explain that which defies explanation,” HBO says in its announcement. “The world is crackling with the energy of something big about to happen, a corresponding bookend to the Sudden Departure that sent them all spinning years earlier, bringing their journey Down Under.”
The show’s cast includes Justin Theroux, Carrie Coon, Amy Brenneman, Kevin Carroll, Christopher Eccleston, Scott Glenn, Lindsay Duncan, Regina King, Jovan Adepo, Janel Moloney, Margaret Qualley, Jasmin Savoy-Brown, Liv Tyler and Chris Zylka.
Filmed on location in Texas and Australia, the program premiered in 2014 and is executive produced by Lindelof, Perrotta, Mimi Leder, Tom Spezialy, Gene Kelly, Peter Berg and Sarah Aubrey, with Lindelof as showrunner. “The Leftovers” is produced for HBO by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television.