HBO's The Leftovers Renewed For A Second Season
HBO has committed to keeping audiences depressed for at least one more season. The premium network has just renewed its bleak dystopian drama, The Leftovers, for a second season following solid ratings since its June premiere.
"We are thrilled to bring back The Leftovers for a second season with the exceptional talents of Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta," HBO's Michael Lombardo said. "It has been truly exciting to see the overwhelming response to their provocative and original storytelling. We look forward to continuing the journey as the show delves deeper into the lives of those who remain."
Damon Lindelof's show has seen its audience grow to over 8 million across HBO's various platforms, and commentators had been touting the show to secure a renewal as early as its fourth episode. While the 1.5 million regularly tuning into The Leftovers' during its weekly Sunday 10pm slot is a somewhat modest figure for a network like HBO, the reception from fans and critics has been largely positive. Based on Tom Perotta's novel of the same name, The Leftovers has teased viewers with the exploration of how a small New York town responds to the disappearance of 2% of the world's population.
Season 1 of The Leftovers will reach its climax on Sunday September 7th at 10pm ET.