HBO's post-Rapture drama "The Leftovers" will return for a second season. The cable outlet announced the show's renewal on Wednesday with three episodes left to air in its first season.
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"We look forward to continuing the journey as the show delves deeper into the lives of those who remain," HBO's programming president, Michael Lombardo, said in a statement.
Unlike Lindelof's previous TV series, "The Leftovers" presents a mystery but seems more concerned with the current lives of the characters rather than the ultimate solution. Many viewers felt let down by the ending of "Lost" when all of its secrets were finally revealed.
In other words, don't hold your breath for an explanation of what happened to all those vanished people.
The show's first-season finale is scheduled to air Sept. 7.