From HBO and Damon Lindelof (Lost) comes the twisted Rapture inspired drama The Leftovers. Based on the novel from Tom Perrotta (Little Children), the TV series returns for its third and final season April 16, 2017. The series stars Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Kevin Carroll, Margaret Qualley, Chris Zylka, Carrie Coon, Liv Tyler and Christopher Eccleston.
In a global cataclysm, “The Sudden Departure,” 140 million people disappeared without a trace. Three years later, residents of Mapleton, N.Y., try to maintain equilibrium when the notion of “normal” no longer applies. Intense grief has divided families and turned faith to cynicism, paranoia and madness, leading some of the traumatized to join the Guilty Remnant, a cultlike group. Kevin Garvey, a beleaguered police chief, must keep peace between townspeople and the cult, a task made tougher with concern about his kids. His daughter alternates between apathy and rebellion, and his wayward son befriends a charismatic prophet.
A trip to Australia? An announcement about worldwide flooding? Some dude is on fire? People are screaming – I don’t know what the hell is going on but I do know that I am stoked to watch the final eight episodes of HBO’s The Leftovers. I love this show and oddly enough it seems to be one of the few wildly bizarre shows that I’m willing to tolerate despite being so utterly absurd. Showrunner Damon Lindelof teased ahead of time that the ending to the series would be “wildly ambiguous but hopefully mega-emotional”.
I know what that means – it means we definitely will not be getting definitive answers as to what the hell happened and what the hell has been happening… Ugh… I don’t even care – show is so good – just give it to me anyway.