The Murphys in HBO's "Leftovers" HBO has confirmed an April return for "The Leftovers," with the drama series set to kick off its eight-episode, third and final season Sunday, April 16 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT). The new season of the Peabody Award-winning show, which was created by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta, finds the Garvey and Murphy families coming together as they desperately grasp for a system of belief to help better explain that which defies explanation. The world is crackling with the energy of something big about to happen, a corresponding bookend to the Sudden Departure that sent them all spinning years earlier, bringing their journey Down Under. For the initiated, the series follows a global cataclysm called “The Sudden Departure,” when 140 million people disappeared without a trace. Three years later, residents of Mapleton, N.Y. try to maintain equilibrium when the notion of “normal” no longer applies. Intense grief has divided families and turned faith to cynicism, paranoia and madness, leading some of the traumatized to join the Guilty Remnant, which is a cult-like group. Season 2 found many searching for a fresh start, as the Garvey family relocated to Texas – wife Nora Durst (Carrie Coon), and daughter Jill (Margaret Qualley). Upon their arrival in Jarden, Texas, they meet their neighbors, the Murphys: John (Kevin Carroll) and Erika (Regina King), and their teenage twins, Evie (Jasmin Savoy Brown) and Michael (Jovan Adepo). The cast includes Justin Theroux, Carrie Coon, Regina King, Jovan Adepo, Amy Brenneman, Kevin Carroll, Jasmin Savoy-Brown, Christopher Eccleston, Scott Glenn, Lindsay Duncan, Janel Moloney, Margaret Qualley, Liv Tyler and Chris Zylka. Filmed on location in Texas and Australia; executive produced by Damon Lindelof, Tom Perrotta, Mimi Leder, Tom Spezialy, Gene Kelly, Peter Berg and Sarah Aubrey; Lindelof serves as showrunner. "The Leftovers" is produced for HBO by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television.