The Leftovers has returned to HBO with its second season, and the man behind the series has been out a lot in recent weeks talking about the new season and what he has planned for the future.
Fans of this HBO series can relax a bit and not worry about it being cancelled too much. It appears that HBO and Damon Lindelof both see a future for the series – a future that could take the series through five seasons.
Before season two premiere, Lindelof spoke about what he had in mind for the series in an interview with Assignment X. He is definitely looking ahead to season three, but HBO is interested in his ideas for more, according to him.
“I’ve adopted the [Vince] Gilligan model. I think a show like LOST, that was so mystery-based, it required a certain degree of planning ahead, having the answers to the mysteries, understanding that there might be some improvisation along the way, but it would have been irresponsible to proceed without a road map, even if you decided to deviate from it. THE LEFTOVERS, I’m much more comfortable saying, “We’re going to take it one episode at a time.” The collaborative nature of the show, the other writers, the directors, certainly the actors all have a fair amount of input, but we watch what they do and it inspires us. But I do think that, particularly when we told HBO that we wanted to move the show geographically in its second season, they were like, ‘Is this something that you’re going to do every year?’ Like, ‘Is it going to be THE WIRE, where Season 2 is the docks and then Season 3 is Amsterdam and Season 4 is the school and Season 5 is the press?’ And we essentially had to say to them, ‘Well, if there was a Season 3, it would probably be this.'”
Of course, HBO would need to pick up the series for a third season and more beyond that for Lindelof’s vision to play out. Season two premiered with a huge drop from the series premiere last year, but the last episode picked up big numbers from the previous two episodes. HBO will likely take a look at The Leftovers ratings as the season continues to progress.
Would you watch five seasons of The Leftovers? Tell us what you think.
Please keep it on. Everyone here loves this show!~
I would love to see season 3-4-5-6-etc. I love this show. Keep it going!
Absolutely – YES ! I would watch 5 Seasons.
This is my 2nd favorite show right now, behind Game of Thrones, and ahead of The Walking Dead… that’s right I said it, I like THE LEFTOVERS more than The Walking Dead!
Love this show – season 3 is a must!
Best show- I want more!!
I love this show it is the greatest please continue with season 3 and beyond
Best show on TV!! Better acting and writing than Game of Thrones, and canceling this show would be a tragedy! Keep this show going as long as the actors are willing to act, and the writers are willing to write!!
The acting is great I love all the players.It seems that they all have important roles.The writing is also awesome .International assassin took it up a notch amazing emotional Patty ans Kevin in the well wow. Where is my mind!
Yes, I would watch as many seasons as they would give us! This show is brilliant. Writing, acting, directing–everything. It’s like nothing I’ve ever seen before. HBO, please don’t cancel this spectacular series.
This show is so intriguing to me. I love that they just take it an episode at a time and no one really knows what’s gonna happen next. There’s something incredibly authentic about it when you watch it. It’s definitely not for everyone but I’m completely in it for the long haul. I hope there are more like me who are just enjoying the mystery and getting to know these characters more as the story developes! Incredibly artistic and unlike anything else I’ve ever seen!