Newswire: The Leftovers gets a third and final season, unless we’re seeing things

Get ready for one more go-around of that very special feeling: Namely, to be completely unsure what you just saw, but feel the urge to break down crying anyway. Deadline reports The Leftovers, HBO’s unbelievably good but not exactly ratings-crushing series about what happens when Justin Theroux crawls out of a bathtub naked, has been renewed for a third and final season. That is, unless we’re hallucinating, and this is a news story only we can see, and treating it as real means everyone else looks at us like we’re crazy. Referring to author of the original book Tom Perrotta and the crew who makes the series, showrunner Damon Lindelof offered some words that nicely capture the oblique but deeply felt spirit of the show.

Tom, myself and our incredible team of writers and producers put tremendous care into designing those seasons as novels unto themselves…with …

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