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The Leftovers Season 3 Cast

The Leftovers' Final Season Cast Revealed: Who's In? Who's Out?

The Leftovers is headed Down Under in Season 3 — and they’re not traveling light.

Amid reports that Damon Lindelof’s acclaimed HBO drama will shoot its third and final season in Australia, TVLine has learned exclusively that nearly the entire ensemble is returning — with one notable exception.

First, let’s address who’s back. Returning cast members include leads Justin Theroux and Carrie Coon, as well as supporting players Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler, Margaret Qualley, Chris Zylka and Janel Moloney. Additionally, Season 2’s entire Murphy clan — i.e. Regina King, Kevin Carroll, Jovan Adepo and Jasmin Savoy-Brown — is set for Season 3. Also back in a big way: Scott Glenn, who has been bumped up to series regular. Glenn recurred in Seasons 1 and 2 as the father of Theroux’s Kevin Garvey. (Savoy-Brown has also been upped to a regular after guest-starring in Season 2.)

And now for the decidedly smaller list of who won’t be returning. TVLine has learned that Ann Dowd, whose Patti Levin played a major role in Season 2 despite being killed off in Season 1, will not be back as a regular. Of course, it’s entirely possible Patti (who was successfully exorcised from Kevin’s psyche in Season 2) could return to haunt our tortured antihero as a guest star.

Glenn’s promotion, meanwhile, hardly comes as a surprise. Shortly after HBO renewed The Leftovers this past December, Lindelof told TVLine that he had big plans for the actor in Season 3. “Scott is a starting pitcher that we have used as a relieving pitcher,” he said at the time. “I would really like to see some more of Kevin Sr. — and not just in the present, but in the past.”

Little else is known about Season 3 — which TVLine hears will consist of eight episodes — although Lindelof previously (and half-jokingly?) said that he intends to bring the show to a “wildly ambiguous but hopefully mega-emotional” conclusion.

Thoughts? Happy to see so many of your favorites are on board for Season 3? And what do you make of the Aussie locale? Hit the comments!

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37 Comments
  1. Erin Lowrie says:

    Really excited for this to return! Season 2 was so good and I sure hope there are some Emmy nominations for the show and cast.

  2. darkangel200 says:

    Thank you! I’ve been waiting for some news on this final season.

  3. Shaun says:

    Good!!

  4. Tim says:

    Wish it was 10 episodes but still grateful it’s coming back

  5. Mr.Floppy says:

    I’m glad everyone will be back, although it will be weird to justify, again, the entire cast moving to a new location, specially when half of them are not from the same family :P

    Anyway, I love this show and it’s a shame we’re gonna lose those two episodes.

  6. N says:

    I can’t wait!

  7. Lisa says:

    Why arent there 10?!? This is cruel

  8. webly3 says:

    8-episodes??? Also, Ann Dowd not returning was already expected. I’m thankful that it wasn’t someone else.

  9. Jakay says:

    I’m just happy there are more episodes. I’ll take it anyway it comes back!

  10. hugadognow says:

    This will be the shows BEST EIGHT ever!! I know it will be!!

  11. Angie says:

    Last season and only 8 episodes???? RIDICULOUS!! Your show has a huge following and this is what you give us??!!

    • N8frogg78 says:

      Would you rather them add a few even if their just filler episodes? Maybe they only have enough story for 8 episodes and don’t want to water it down.
      Does it suck that it’s the final 8? Yeah but I’m always going to chose quality over quantity.

    • Jakay says:

      If they leave out any Remnant-centered episodes, eight will be enough!

  12. Only 8 episodes?! Why must my second-favorite show ever be so tortuous to its fans?! I want at LEAST 10 episodes, a 4th and 5th season, and just as much Ann Dowd as we’ve always gotten.

  13. liame says:

    Excited for Regina and Carrie’s return..Yay!

  14. canadian ninja says:

    Hmmmm, ambiguous but mega-emotional conclusion . . . sounds familiar.

  15. Rose Paul says:

    Hurrah! I’m so glad we get a final season. Was afraid we’d be left hanging.

  16. No Ann Dowd? I am bummed out now.

  17. Ron says:

    Glad it is back. Wished it was
    More than 8 episodes though
    Also really hope there is a season
    4,5,6,7. Etc
    One of the best ever
    Great acting
    Great cinematography
    Great writing
    Great story line
    Captivating!!!

  18. Cindy Matthews says:

    Excited isn’t even descriptive enough!! Can’t wait for this season. .

  19. Shary says:

    You’ve GOT to somehow include Cecelia, the woman in the wedding dress!

  20. Craig says:

    Anyone now where is Australia they are filming ? Love the show

  21. Charles says:

    Really sad that this is the final season. My wife and I really enjoy this show. When does the show start???

  22. Sharon R. says:

    Can’t wait to see Scott Glenn!!

  23. Why are they canceling the show after season 3

  24. wanda pegg says:

    Aussie Locale is fine. Going to miss the show. Was one of my favorites. BooHoo

  25. Todd says:

    Is it going to be set in Australia or just shot there? Will it conclude with us knowing what happened or just leave us guessing?

  26. Anne M says:

    Love the Leftovers. Love the opening song, who sings it and when does the next season start?

  27. vincent says:

    please dont put any aussie actors in ,it would kill it to hear the ossie ossie chant

  28. Luciano G Orsini says:

    I can’t wait for the new season as disappointed as I am that it’s the last season. Why only 8 episodes? All of the very authentic and interesting shows never have the chance to grow and last for many years. Hostages and Resurrection both ended way too soon and never were given the chance. It’s very disappointing. When will The Leftovers return, nothing gives a date of its return?

  29. Cara says:

    I’m so disappointed that season 3 is the last season

  30. Brian Peters says:

    “he intends to bring the show to a “wildly ambiguous but hopefully mega-emotional” conclusion.”

    I would expect nothing less but how will he top the conclusion of Season 2? That is a seriously high hill to climb.

    Looking forward to it but wishing there would be a season 4.