The end is near
An apocalyptic event is heading to season 3 of The Leftovers.
The trailer for the third and final season of sci-fi show The Leftovers (2014- current) promises supernatural action on a whole new level as an air hostess gives safety instructions to the passengers flying to Australia. “While worldwide flooding is expected, we should be taking off before the rain begins. In the event of cabin decompression, place your oxygen masks over your mouth as we all prepare to take our last breaths. Please be sure to keep your seatbelt fastened as everything you know and love will soon be gone…”
THE BIG FLOOD
Series creator Damon Lindelof (he also created thriller sci-fi show Lost, 20042010) is keeping mum about what to expect for the shorter, eight- episode season 3 (seasons 1 and 2 each had 10 episodes) but the flight instructions reveal a lot. Survivors (people left behind by the biblical “rapture”-like event where 140 million people van- ished into thin air) turned to religion for courage. “Preachers foretold an apocalyptic event that people think could be a flood, like Noah’s flood in the bible,” reveals Justin Theroux (lead character Kevin Garvey).
Season 3 is swapping Texas for Australia, where Kevin is hoping to find his crazy dad Kevin Sr (Scott Glenn), who left him a note towards the end of season 2 (March 2016) that he was in the land down under. “Australia is the end of the world geographically. Our show is about the end of the world emotionally,” explains Damon. “There’s also something about Australian cinema – it’s primal, ancient and spiritual and that felt like it fits The Leftovers.”
Don’t expect to see the missing people return though. Damon hints that “the last scene won’t shock viewers, but it also won’t be comforting”. If that’s not ominous enough, Justin adds, “Kevin Sr may or may not be hearing messages from God and he’s going to pull his son Kevin into an interesting situation.”
Back: Father Matt, Mary, exec producer Mimi Leder, Tom and Jill. Front: Nora, Kevin Jr and Laurie.