The end is near

An apoc­a­lyp­tic event is head­ing to sea­son 3 of The Left­overs.

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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).

DOWN UN­DER

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.”

THE END

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.

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