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HBO Renews The Leftovers for Third and Final Season

It's a miracle!

Sadie Gennis

It's a miracle! HBO has renewed The Leftovers for a third and final season, the network announced on Thursday.

The existential (but low-rated) drama wrapped up its critically acclaimed second season on Sunday with a season finale many thought might act as a series finale. But thanks to HBO, we'll get to see what's next for Kevin (Justin Theroux) now that he's finally got his family back (and defeated his sadistic ghost bully, Patti).

Why is Justin Theroux so sweaty on The Leftovers?

"I have never, ever experienced the level of creative support and trust that I have received from HBO during the last two seasons of The Leftovers," co-creator Damon Lindelof said in a statement. "[Co-creator] Tom [Perrotta], myself and our incredible team of writers and producers put tremendous care into designing those seasons as novels unto themselves...with beginnings, middles and ends. As we finished our most recent season, it became clear to us that the series as a whole was following the same model...and with our beginning and middle complete, the most exciting thing for us as storytellers would be to bring The Leftovers to a definitive end. And by 'definitive,' we mean 'wildly ambiguous but hopefully mega-emotional,' as all things related to this show are destined to be."

The Leftovers' second season starred Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler, Carrie Coon, Ann Dowd, Chris Zylka, Regina King, Kevin Carroll, Janel Moloney and, of course, a very sweaty Justin Theroux.