Damon Lindelof: No Current Plans for More ‘Watchmen’ But He Doesn’t Want to Completely ‘Close the Door’

Damon Lindelof is sticking to his guns that he doesn’t intend on doing another season of “Watchmen” although he’ll never say never for the future…

Damon Lindelof isn’t a man who lives by absolutes — at least when it comes to “Watchmen.”

The creator and showrunner behind the hit series for HBO has already said that he’s not in a place where he could envision a second season of the series based on the original comic books from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. Lindelof has said repeatedly that he had a very specific story he wanted to tell in the first season of “Watchmen” and he didn’t anticipate returning for another set of episodes.

While he gave his blessing to HBO if they wanted to move forward with a different storytelling, Casey Bloys — president of programming at HBO — shut that down by saying the network was only interested in doing more “Watchmen” if Lindelof was involved.

Lindelof has said given enough time he might come up with another story that he wants to tell in “Watchmen” but for now he’s done with the series. Still, it seems nearly impossible for him to escape those questions, especially after the show just won an award for Best New Show at the Writer’s Guild Awards this past weekend.

“I never wanna close the door completely because if two, three years from now I say, I just had another idea, it will be that much harder to open,” Lindelof told Deadline at the awards show. “But I would say it’s barely ajar. I think that there are no current plans to make any more Watchmen.
“If the idea comes, I would be enthusiastic about it, the idea may not come from me. I would be super excited about it coming from someone else. So my position hasn’t changed.”

As much as Lindelof has given HBO permission to move forward on “Watchmen” without him, the network has been steadfast in the show truly belonging to him.

Lindelof had previously revealed that HBO had been pursuing him for several years to do a “Watchmen” series even before he brought “The Leftovers” to the network. Once that series wrapped, HBO was again pushing to see if they could get Lindelof to do his own take on “Watchmen,” and when he finally had an idea in mind, he decided to make the show.

At this point it appears Lindelof is putting “Watchmen” behind him but he’s not completely shutting down the possibility that he could return in the future if a great idea strikes him.

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