The Leftovers will be departing — but not without a final farewell. 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.
The Leftovers Season 2 Recap and Reaction (SPOILERS)
We are blessed by the unwavering support of our fans and the incredibly powerful voice of the critical community. We feel absolutely privileged to heat up one last helping of leftovers. The risks paid off, as the series solidified its status as a critical hit this year.
The show hails from Warner Bros. Despite the critical acclaim, Leftovers has never been much of a ratings draw.
In fact, viewership in the second season dropped nearly 60 percent compared to season one, averaging a 0. Lindelof attributes the low numbers to the weighty themes and intense material — pain, loss and religion among them — that the show explores.
Are they going to binge it? Are they coming back?
Sendoffs like The Leftovers' upcoming farewell tour are becoming more and more commonplace in TV as networks look to use final seasons as a way to make noise in an increasingly crowded marketplace. HBO made the same move when it announced renewals for Boardwalk Empire and The Newsroom , both of which ended last year, as well as Getting On , which is in the middle of its final run. Bryn Elise Sandberg bryn.