‘The Leftovers’ Renewed for Season 2

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The Leftovers The Leftovers Renewed for Season 2

When HBO announced that it would be adapting Tom Perrotta’s novel The Leftovers into a television series, there was every reason to think that the show could become just the latest in the network’s long string of celebrated original programming. After all, showrunner Damon Lindelof was attached to the show from the beginning – and while Lindelof’s storytelling decisions on films like Prometheus and television series like Lost have proven divisive for some, the fact remains that his projects tend to find an audience.

Earlier this year, HBO gave the show’s launch a solid marketing push, playing off of the mysterious event that kicks the series’ status quo into gear. Although it hasn’t brought in record-breaking ratings, The Leftovers has remained a steady performer for the network. Now it seems that the show’s future is secure, at least for now.

HBO has just announced that it has renewed The Leftovers for season 2. The show takes place following the sudden disappearance of 140 million people, focusing on a group of small-town residents who must grapple with what this event means and why they were left behind. With a solid marketing push behind it, the show – which stars Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman and Christopher Eccleston, among others – hasn’t proven to be a hit of Game of Thrones proportions, but regardless, it seems that HBO is investing in its ability to continue to build an audience.

Justin Theroux in The Leftovers Season 1 Episode 4 The Leftovers Renewed for Season 2

Arguably, HBO has often given its shows a greater chance to prove themselves than other networks; considering the team the network has in the cast and crew of The Leftovers, it makes sense that the network would give it a chance to grow. Its premise – and the questions it raises – lend themselves to a more character-focused tale, and that kind of depth takes time (and multiple seasons) to truly realize its full potential.

Of course, there’s also the possibility that Leftovers will overstay its welcome, causing the quality in storytelling to become tired and inconclusive (as some fans accuse Lost of becoming in its later seasons). However, at this early stage, there’s no reason to cut The Leftovers short just yet. Here’s hoping that the series continues to deliver on its fascinating setup.

Are you excited that The Leftovers is returning for season 2, or should HBO make room on its schedule for other, more promising series? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

The Leftovers airs Sundays at 10pm on HBO. The season 1 finale airs September 7, 2014.

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  1. I need to see more. How long do we have to wait for season 2??

  2. YES, YES, YES. Cannot wait for the 2nd season of The Leftover’s. I loved the first, I’m on the edge of my seat waiting patiently for the next to come!!!

  3. Waiting patiently for season 2. LOVE this show.

  4. i love this show, iwas a big fan of LOST also, cant wait to see the next season. shows that make people think are not always popular which explains what is happening on TV so thankyou HBO for all the great shows!!!!!!!

  5. love the “leftovers” also waiting for season 2,thank god for hbo airing programs like these. thiers enough crap on tv as is lol

  6. Great with a new season! A fantastic show, don´t loose it.

  7. This show is great! good acting, dialogs. cannot wait for 2nd season.

  8. YES! I Love this show!!!

  9. I need to see more, I’m very intrigued on how it all comes out!

  10. YES! I absolutely cannot wait for this intriguing show to return for a 2nd season on HBO!

  11. I love the Leftovers and I can’t Wait til season 2

  12. I will be a very angry person indeed if the Leftovers is ever cut short. Brilliant programme. It’s one of those series that you can’t not watch once you’ve seen the first episode…..

  13. Give me more! Dont leave our family hanging! Haven’t “gotten into” a show in a long time bc every show seems to be vampirey or fantasy time periody.. Thank you for such a great series and I hope the best for this show!

  14. Yes, I love this show! I wish I knew the start date of season two! Thanks HBO and thanks to Justin for being so damn hot!

  15. When is the season premiere for season 2 I’m freaking out I can’t stand it want to watching now

  16. You are right you Love the show or you Hate it, I happened to Love it, but i’m afraid that season 2 may have a hard time sizing up to the 1st season. From what I have read and heard the people have different jobs and in different states, I just don’t see how this all can pan out since I’m still not sure as to what happened at the end of last season. I guess I will be tuned into the first show Sunday night hoping that it will enlighten me to all of the unanswered questions to last season. AS I said I am looking forward to the new season I just hope it isn’t a horrific failure.

  17. Totally hooked on The Leftovers!! Can’t wait to see Season 2!!!

  18. This show makes you think alot which is what i like about it One of ht best iv seen by far. i hope to see season 2!!!!!

  19. I am anxiously awaiting season 2 of leftovers. This show was really intriguing and pulls you in to see what the heck would happen next. The characters are spot on and played well by great actors. As a mom just trying to understand the craziness by the mom taking a vow of silence and leaving her family alone had me curious. Then the dad with the blackouts and son off running for a psyhic was all good writing to m . I do hope they keep it up and bad story writing had killed many of potentially great shows. Thanks