The Leftovers Season 3 is on its way and there is a huge buzz on what Damon Lindelof has planned for the upcoming season. Based on the novel of the same name, by Tom Perrotta, The Leftoverss was given a new lease of life by showrunner Lindelof.
The first season of The Leftovers was based completely on the novel, but it sadly didn’t do very well. HBO wasn’t happy with the TRP and from the second season Lindelof took charge of the story and there was no turning back.
While keeping the main frame-work of the story intact, Lindelof has worked the nuances of the show.He has gone on record to state the writing process for the show wasn’t an easy one. He revealed that each scene was a struggle because they seem to come out right.
The most important drawback of working for The Leftovers was that unlike the other series, it didn’t have a set formula that could be followed. For a show like The Leftovers, Damon Lindelof had to come up with a different story every week and then make sure that they go ahead in creating a cohesive whole at the end of the season.
The Leftovers Season 3 will see Liv Tyler making a come-back as the evil Megan Abbott. While there hasn’t been any scoop on the upcoming season, this little secret was let out by Liv Tyler herself.
Ecumenical News confirmed that Liv Tyler will indeed be a regular in the upcoming season and this immediately takes the viewers back to when they had last seen Megan. She was going to the Miracle town and viewers wanted to what was going through her mind at that point.
Damon Lindelof is known to be very secretive about the whole writing process and this has been a source of great disappointment for the fans. They hardly ever have any news of what the next season will hold until the very last minute, when the show has started airing.
When Digital Spy asked Liv Tyler what they can expect in the upcoming season, Liv Tyler herself said that she isn’t sure of what she can expect from her own character. Tyler said that Damon Lindelof never shares any information while he is writing and will usually send in a long mail to the cast member, to give them an update on the story once it is done.
The fans have already made their own speculation about what they can expect with Megan Abbott’s return in The Leftovers Season 3. The fans feel that the return of the character was expected since the season 2 finale saw the Guilty Remnant overtaking the miracle town of Jarden in Texas.
What we know about The Leftovers Season 3 according to Screen Crush is that, the show will try to make a conscious move away from the grim and the dark and will not delve on Kevin Garvey’s (Justin Theroux) mental side.
Damon Lindelof said that they have focused a huge chunk of the first two seasons on this and it has been established that Kevin isn’t crazy. He had been trying to cope with his traumatic past in his own manner and now that it is done, things will be more sorted.
The first criticism that HBO received about The Leftovers was that it was very bleak and dark. The show had to be bleak and morose since it dealt primarily with suffering and pain and there is nothing happy about the whole plot. However, Damon Lindelof has decided to work on some humor for Season 3 to keep in mind the opinion of the viewers.