Watchmen was a reasonably large hit for HBO. It scored rave evaluations and a slew of accolades. Nominations from the Display screen Actors Guild, PGA, two Critics Selection wins, a DGA win, and many more are proofs of this. One would suppose HBO can be excited to have a go at a second season. Unfortunately, for the time being, that doesn’t appear to be the case.
In a recent interview with Damon Lindelof for his new film The Hunt, this is what he said.
I wish that I had an idea for Watchmen Season 2. Also, I wish that there is going to be a Watchmen Season 2; Just that we put it all on the field for Season 1. And every great idea we had, what if we just put that in Season 1. Oh, let’s stick it away for later.’ And so, could there be a second season of Watchmen? I personally hope that there is. But I don’t think it should exist just because people liked the first season.
So at this moment, it looks as if Watchmen Season 2 is a no-go. That might be due to the latest reclassification of the present from “drama collection” to a “restricted collection.”
Lindelof had this to say about that:
That decision actually happened well above my pay grade. I think that when we went and pitched the show to HBO we said, ‘We’re just gonna do one season and then see where we are. And just so you know, it’s more of a Fargo model or a True Detective model where, if there were other seasons of the show, it would reset.
Never say never in this industry. But if you have your fingers crossed for the second season of Watchmen, it doesn’t sound like you’re getting one in the near future. But, for what it’s worth, you can get more from the mind of Damon Lindelof when The Hunt hits theaters.
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