Let the mystery be … or at least maybe that’s what the cast and crew of “The Leftovers” are now saying. Odds are, we’re going to be obsessing over this for the next several months.
Late last week, it was officially announced that the cast and crew of the HBO show were officially done with post-production, meaning that now, there is very little left to do until we get around to the show coming on the air in April. Yes, that is still a very long wait, but the network’s schedule dictates it so. We’ve got first and foremost “The Young Pope” to get through, and then following that, we will transition over into the new series “Big Little Lies.” Once that show is over, we’ll see what the final, eight-episode story is like with this show.
For the time being, details remain scarce, but would you expect nothing less? What is confirmed is that the final season will begin once more in Miracle National Park before somehow, a scheme related to his father could get Kevin Garvey and his family on the other side of the world in Australia. Given that this show is about a journey, there is something rather poetic about ending off in the complete opposite of a place to where you started. (We actually looked it up — the complete opposite side of the world from New York, where the series started, is right off of the Australian coast.)
Many cast members from the past two seasons will return, with Justin Theroux and Carrie Coon leading the way. Beyond that, there will be a few other new additions, but it’s a little too early to say too much about that right now. This is a story that is ending, but in turn maybe setting up for so many more beginnings along the way. The only thing we hope is that the series finale is not one more departure where the vast majority of the population is gone. At the very least, can we have the illusion that many of these characters could go on and have something resembling a normal life?
For some other news right now regarding “The Leftovers,” be sure to head over to the link here. (Photo: HBO.)