Is ‘The Leftovers’ season 3 not coming until 2017?

Yesterday, HBO confirmed that a number of shows, including the super-ambitious “Westworld” and also the new Sarah Jessica Parker series “Divorce,” would be coming to the network at some point this fall. However, there was one show notably missing from the announcement: The third and final season of “The Leftovers.”

This series from executive producer Damon Lindelof may ironically be one of the most-anticipated shows the network has; that is why it’s a such a bummer no premiere date or even month has been confirmed just yet. After a sluggish start, season 2 ended up being a critical revelation, and it contained some of the most thought-provoking, heart-pounding television we’ve ever seen. As a matter of fact we’ve gone on to proclaim that “International Assassin” may be one of the strongest episodes of any show that we’ve ever seen.

As you can imagine, this is why we’re so bummed that “The Leftovers” was left out of that announcement.

Does this mean that we’re likely getting the third season in 2017? It’s a strong possibility right now, given that the show still needs to be produced, and in order to do that, we’re seeing many of the cast heading all the way to Australia. If you missed it, for the third straight year filming is heading somewhere entirely new. Much of season 2 was set in Texas, but based on what happened at Miracle National Park, we’re not exactly that surprised that the likes of Kevin Garvey and Nora Durst would want to move on and try something else for a little while.

Of course, we’re going to have much more in the way of insight on this show as we get closer to whatever the premiere is.

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