The Leftovers Season 3 is slated to be released sometime in 2017 on HBO. Production is currently ongoing in Australia and creator Damon Lindelof talks a bit about the series ending. Meanwhile, Scottish actress, Lindsay Duncan (Alice in Wonderland, Alice Through the Looking Glass, About Time), joins the show?s ensemble cast.
Creator Damon Lindelof recently talked to Deadline about how they will end this enigmatic series. He said, ?Well, we started with the very end. We eventually said, what do we want the last scene of the series to be, who?s in that scene and what?s happening in that scene, what do we want that scene to evoke emotionally? And then, on a storytelling level, what happens, what feels like finality in a show that has never been about resolving mystery and delivering conclusive endings, now that the show is actually going to end? And how do we want the audience to be feeling when it?s all over? So, those conversations started in a very abstract way and as they developed became much more coherent and sort of formed themselves into ?OK, we know what that last scene is, now, how are we going to get there???
The Leftovers is based on a novel by Tom Perrotta of the same name and the whole book was covered in Season 1. So for season 2, Lindelof said that they had no map so they drew it. And for season 3, they chose to begin with the end and then plot out how they are getting there.
Lindelof also addressed ending expectations for the series. ?I think that ?The Leftovers? has carved out a space in the zeitgeist that?s much more culty, it?s a much smaller, impassioned audience,? he explained. ?And so, I don?t feel the pressure that say a Breaking Bad or a Game Of Thrones or a Lost or Walking Dead feels, when they?re ending seasons or series.?
He continues, ?I feel like, if you like The Leftovers, if you?re watching The Leftovers, at this point, my job is basically to be as authentic to the same show that I?ve been writing all along and not really stray from that. And hopefully the audience will dig it, but that?s something that you can?t predict. And it?s a waste of time and energy to lay up at night, wondering whether or not people are going to like it. I just have to make the people around me like it.?
In an interview this time with The Hollywood Reporter, Lindelof said that, ?What I don?t want is The Leftovers to feel like a reaction to Lost.? Lindelof was one of the showrunners of the series, Lost with Carlton Cuse. J.J. Abrams and Jeffrey Lieber were the creators.
Meanwhile, Lindsay Duncan, fresh off her stint in Alice Through the Looking Glass to be released this year, will join Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman and the rest of the ensemble in the enigmatic series? third and final season. There are no details about her role yet, according to THR, and don?t expect to get any more information because fans know that the series, much like its story full of mysteries, likes to keep everything under wraps.
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