AceShowbiz - "Watchmen" is one of HBO's successful TV series this year, but apparently the premium TV cable isn't planning to create a continuation to the TV show which was created by Damon Lindelof. According to a new report, HBO is ruling out the possibility for fans to have a second season of "Watchmen".
HBO programming chief Casey Bloys told USA Today on Wednesday, January 15 that the reason why the critically acclaimed series wrapped its story in nine episodes because the lack of Lindelof's interest in making a second season. Lindelof reportedly gave HBO a greenlight to continue the show with another person at the helm.
However, HBO didn't seem to want to do so either. "It's really in Damon's thinking about what he wants to do. If there's an idea that excited him about another season...maybe like a 'Fargo', 'True Detective' take on it, or if he wants to do something different altogether.....," Bloys said.
"We're very proud of 'Watchmen', but what I'm most interested in what Damon wants to do," he went on saying. "It would be hard to imagine doing it without Damon involved in some way."
This alligned to what Lindelof said on the official Watchmen podcast back in December 2019. He admitted that it was "unlikely" that he would make a second season. However, he seemed to be hinting that he might want to do it if a good idea comes to him.
He also said in an interview with Vanity Fair, "When I show back up in January, hopefully the antenna will be back up again. If it receives something that feels like it could be another season of 'Watchmen', I would definitely be inclined to pursue it. There is no guarantee of if and when that'll happen."
Starring Regina King, Don, Tim Blake Nelson among others, "Watchmen" debuted on October 20, 2019. The series follows a racist violence in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 2019. A white supremacist group called the Seventh Kavalry has taken up arms against the Tulsa Police Department because of perceived racial injustices, causing the police to conceal their identities with masks to prevent the Seventh Kavalry from targeting them in their homes following the "White Night".
Following the premiere, the superhero series has collected a series of trophies. They included 2 Critics' Choice Television Awards wins for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Nelson and Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for King.