Fans of “Lost” can tell you showrunner Damon Lindelof might not be the best guy to spearhead a satisfying ending to a TV show. When “Lost” ended, fans were left with more questions than they got answers. Now, Damon Lindelof is showrunning “The Leftovers” as that series enters its final season. Fans of the end of the world drama are curious about whether Lindelof has learned his lesson from “Lost” and will give the series a proper sendoff. According to the man himself, viewers have nothing to worry about.
Speaking to Variety before a screening of the show, Lindelof said, “This is it; we left no dangling threads, no to be continued, no spinoff possibilities. We made pretty sure that this was going to be the last season of the show. The audience deserves as satisfying an ending as we can give them. I don’t think anyone wants to see a question mark at the end of this.”
It’s apparent from his choice of words that Lindelof knows that “The Leftovers” fans are concerned given his track record. The series takes place after 2% of the world’s population suddenly disappears, leaving no trace. The show follows the Garvey family as they deal with this new world and the consequences of the “Sudden Departure.” When “The Leftovers” began production on the upcoming third season, Lindelof and the rest of the cast and crew were aware it would be the final season. That gave them the opportunity to craft a satisfying conclusion to the series.
It’s not just Lindelof that’s happy with the ending of the series. Actress Carrie Coon said, “I think in a show like this, you can have a really explosive, shocking ending or you can have something that feels really truthful and I think that’s what we have. I was so proud to be a part of it, and I’m a big part of it.”
Fans still have plenty of time left to prepare for the ending of “The Leftovers.” The final season is scheduled to premiere on HBO on April 16th.