This is what happens when you rush shows. HBO is eager, to be sure, of launching anew exciting series. Fans always have insatiable demand for more, more, more. Now it appears that THE LEFTOVERS needs to slow down a bit in order to give viewers the best that it can. You cannot rush quality. That is crucial in any programming, but especially for THE LEFTOVERS right now because it is not the only show out there with this type of theme. We want it to stand out from the rest.
According to Deadline Damon Lindelof’s show is taking a breather after completing Episode Six of its 10 episode order. HBO has released the following quote regarding the decision:
“We put ourselves on a tight schedule, and we decided to give our production a short hiatus to prep our final episodes.”
Now it is assured that the premiere date of June 15th is still happening. But, might there be a gap of a week or two somewhere in the schedule because of this delay? I, for one, would rather the show take its time in planning and shooting episodes to ensure that the best quality production value is being utilized. We want to this show to look professional, polished and awesome, don’t we? That very reason is why this writer never grumbles about how long a show takes to get back on the air between seasons. Quality over quantity I say.
I leave you with the reminder to check THE LEFTOVERS’ Tease.