Justin Theroux in The Leftovers.
Victoria has secured filming of the third and final season of Warner Bros. and HBO's acclaimed series The Leftovers, set to shoot at Melbourne's Docklands Studios.
Premier Daniel Andrews was joined by HBO’s Senior Vice President of West Coast Production Jay Roewe at Warner Bros. Studios to make the announcement, and said the production would inject around $20 million into the state’s economy.
The Leftovers, created by Lost's Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta based on Perrotta’s best-selling novel of the same name, is the largest international television production deal since Childhood’s End was shot in early 2015.
The production is already on site at Docklands, with filming to commence around the city as well as at regional locations later this month.
The shoot will last three months, with some post-production and visual effects work to also be completed in Victoria.
“We’re delighted to again be working with Warner Bros. and HBO and we welcome The Leftovers production team to Melbourne", Film Victoria CEO Jenni Tosi said.
Warner Bros. previously shot Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are in Melbourne, while HBO shot The Pacific in Victoria.
“In choosing Victoria for this impressive series, The Leftovers will reinforce our reputation for expertise, diversity and crew creativity – and see fantastic benefits flow through our world-class facilities and businesses", Tosi said.
The Leftovers' creator and showrunner Lindelof said, “We’re immensely grateful for the opportunity to try something that looks and feels different from the preceding seasons and we absolutely cannot wait to bring our story to its conclusion Down Under.”