Fans of HBO’s latest drama The Leftovers can finally rest easy! The network has announced plans to bring back the hugely polarizing Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta drama back for a second season.
“We are thrilled to bring back ‘The Leftovers’ for a second season with the exceptional talents of Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta,” said Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. “It has been truly exciting to see the overwhelming response to their provocative and original storytelling. We look forward to continuing the journey as the show delves deeper into the lives of those who remain.”
The Leftovers follows a the citizens of a small suburban New England town of Mapleton after a rapture-like event where nearly 140 million people disappeared without a trace. The scope may sound massive, but The Leftovers is actually one of the more intimate and personable dramas currently on air as it takes an in-depth look at how the people of Mapleton are reacting to the catastrophe over three years later. Cults are formed, families are torn apart, and the whole world spirals into insanity as it struggles to move on from the terrifying mystery of the “sudden departure”.
The melodrama in this show definitely hits an eleven thanks to the super existential nature of the struggle the characters are going through which means this isn’t a show for everyone. Now that the buzz of the premiere has worn off, the show has become pretty divisive among TV watchers. Renegade Cinema’s own LJay hasn’t been the biggest fan, but The Leftovers has been right up my alley when it comes to pseudo-spiritual suspense dramas. If you’ve made it this far into the first season, chances are this is a show you’ll be sticking with in the years to come.
The Leftovers is currently rounding out its first season with only 2 episodes left to go with the finale set to air Sunday September 7.