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No Departure For HBO's 'The Leftovers'

HBO will give viewers a chance to find about more of post-apocalyptic world of The Leftovers, ordering a second campaign of the series from creators and executive producers Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta.

The series, which has three installments to go in its its 10-episode rookie season, drew 1.8 million viewers live-plus-same day to its June 29 premiere, below the 2.3 million for Emmy-nominated True Detective (2.3 million) and 2 million for comedy Silicon Valley.

The Leftovers season finale is slated for Sept. 7. No premiere date for the second season has been announced.

“We are thrilled to bring back The Leftovers for a second season with the exceptional talents of Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta,” said HBO programming president Michael Lombardo. “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.”

Peter Berg and Sarah Aubrey also serve as executive producers on the series, which is produced by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Based on Tom Perrotta's novel, the series unfolds two years after The Departure, an unexplained event in which 2% of the world's population suddenly disappeared. Examining the lives of those left behind -- the Leftovers -- the first season primarily follows police chief Kevin Garvey (Justin Theroux) and the-sworn-to-silence protest group called the Guilty Remnant. Not many answers have been provided about the disappearance at this juncture.