Hey fans of The Leftovers — all three of you — to celebrate the anniversary of the show's second-season finale, HBO announced a premiere window for the third and final season. The critically acclaimed but criminally underwatched arty series will begin its final act sometime in April. Season 3 will consist of eight episodes.

The news was co-announced by series co-creators Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta, who jumped on social media via The Leftovers' official pages with a cheeky video to let us know when we can all start to get really bummed again.


The Leftovers
is based on Perrotta's book of the same name and follows the aftermath of a global event that sees millions of people vanish from Earth without explanation. It stars Justin Theroux, Carrie Coon, Amy Brenneman, Regina King, Liv Tyler and Kevin Carroll.

Hailed by some critics as the best show on television, The Leftovers is a beautiful, confusing, depressing, angry, highfaluting, intelligent, wonderful, frustrating, sweaty and painful look at loss and the occasional alternate reality where we are international assassins. And yes, I'm being serious.

The Leftovers — which concluded its second season last December — will return for its final season in April. Seasons 1 and 2 are streaming on HBO Go and HBO Now.