While "Leftovers" was not a runaway success out the gate, it has built on its ratings significantly since premiering in June. Between telecasts, HBO Go and VOD were posting viewing figures in the 8 million range -- not bad at all for a freshman series.
"We are thrilled to bring back 'The Leftovers' for a second season with the exceptional talents of Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta,” said Lombardo in an official release. "It has been truly exciting to see the overwhelming response to their provocative and original storytelling. We look forward to continuing the journey as the show delves deeper into the lives of those who remain."
Fans should also remember that the second season, like the first, will likely not contain any answers as to what caused the Departure.
No word on who from the first season's cast will continue with the show, or when the second season will premiere, but anyone who watches "The Leftovers" regularly could probably use something to smile about -- and hopefully this news is it.
The season finale of "The Leftovers" will air Sept. 7.