HBO will not likely move forward with a second season of “Watchmen” after Damon Lindelof bowed out and decided he told the only story he wanted to tell…
The last squid has fallen on “Watchmen.”
Following a breakout freshman season of a sequel based on the iconic comic book from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, HBO will not likely produce a second season of “Watchmen” after series creator Damon Lindelof decided not to return to the series.
Lindelof had previously stated that he probably told the only “Watchmen” story he wanted to tell with the first season of the show but if he could come up with an original idea for a second season he might be willing to come back again.
Unfortunately it appears he’s opted to gracefully bow out of another season of “Watchmen,” although Lindelof told USA Today that he would give his blessing to HBO to move forward with the show if they wanted to continue with a different creator.
That said, it seems the only way “Watchmen” would return always depended on Lindelof’s involvement.
“It’s really in Damon’s thinking about what he wants to do. If there’s an idea that excited him about another season, another installment, maybe like a ‘Fargo,’ ‘True Detective’ (anthology) take on it, or if he wants to do something different altogether. We’re very proud of ‘Watchmen,’ but what I’m most interested in what Damon wants to do,” HBO programming chief Casey Bloys said on Thursday.
“It would be hard to imagine doing it without Damon involved in some way.”
Considering Lindelof has now taken himself out of the running to return to another season, it would appear that “Watchmen” will stand alone as the nine-episode installment that ended late last year.
Led by a powerful cast including Oscar winner Regina King as well as Jeremy Irons, Yahya Abdul-Mateen, Tim Blake Nelson, Jean Smart and Louis Gossett Jr., “Watchmen” was a critical and commercial hit for HBO landing on just about everybody’s best of lists for the past year. In fact, “Watchmen” was our best show of the year for 2019.
Perhaps the toughest part for fans of the show is that “Watchmen” ended on a pretty epic cliffhanger that involved Regina King’s character Angela Abar, an egg and taking a leap of faith into a pool — if you watched the show, that will all make perfect sense.
Sadly now we can only imagine what happened as “Watchmen” is likely finished unless Lindelof has a sudden brainstorm and a new idea for another season in the future.