‘The Leftovers’ Creator Damon Lindelof Discusses the Final Season and Not Making a ‘Twisty’ Show [Interview]
Posted on Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 by Jack Giroux
Until the end, The Leftovers delivered the unexpected. Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta‘s HBO series grew into a show that defied or subverted all expectations. After the first season, which now feels like a complete contrast to the series finale, it felt like all bets were off.
Kevin Garvey Jr. (Justin Theroux) as a messiah? Matt Jamison’s (Christopher Eccleston) spiritual journey on a sex cruise? And then there’s Nora Durst’s (Carrie Coon) experiences in season 3. The Leftovers seemed like it could go anywhere it wanted and earn it. After an ambitious season 2, Lindelof and Perrotta took more chances with the final eight episodes. Big swings that led to one emotionally satisfying finale. It was a show so good that the Emmys almost completely ignored it.
In the first of an expansive, two-part interview, Lindelof talked to us about some of the choices made in the final season of The Leftovers.