6 June 2016
Victoria has secured filming of the third and final season of the HBO drama series, The Leftovers, with filming to commence in Melbourne in June 2016.
Creating over 250 local jobs, the production is set to inject around $20 million into Victoria's economy - and will use the State-owned production facilities at Docklands Studios, Melbourne.
Created by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta, based on Perrotta's best-selling novel of the same name, The Leftovers explores a world in shock and the lives that are changed forever, when 140 million people inexplicably vanish.
The first two seasons featured a star-studded cast including Justin Theroux, Carrie Coon, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler, Regina King, and Ann Dowd.
Broadcast across the US in 2015, the second season was the third-most watched drama, attracting around 6 million viewers every episode.
The Leftovers is produced for HBO by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television. It's the second time American entertainment companies HBO and Warner Bros. have chosen Victoria as a filming location.
Where the Wild Things Are (Warner Bros.) and the award-winning 10 part television miniseries, The Pacific (HBO), were both filmed in Victoria.
Filming for The Leftovers will take place over three months with some post-production and visual effects work to also be completed in Victoria.