HBO is breaking its silence with regard to The Leftovers‘ return date: The acclaimed HBO drama will launch its eight-episode third and final season in April.
Exec producers Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta confirmed the news on Facebook Tuesday, with the latter putting a Guilty Remnant spin on the announcement.
As we previously reported, Season 3 — which was shot on location in Australia — will feature returning series regulars Justin Theroux, Carrie Coon, 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 — will return. 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.)
Lindelof recently teased that the series’ final eight episodes may not feel quite like The Leftovers to which fans are accustomed. Besides the new Down Under setting, it’s also, obviously, “ending, and that’s infusing it with a certain degree of energy that’s different, perhaps, than the previous seasons.”