Damon Lindelof has revealed he doesn’t have any ideas for a second season of his HBO show, Watchmen.
Last year, Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen aired on HBO for a single season. The series was praised by critics but drew some ire from fans due to changes to the source material. While initially the show was thought to be an ongoing series, HBO and Damon Lindelof gradually began to move people away from this idea and would not confirm if a second season was in the works.
During a recent interview with Collider, Damon Lindelof further distanced himself from the series by stating that he didn’t have an idea for a second season of Watchmen. While he wished that he did he didn’t think that a second season should be made, simply because people liked the first:
“I wish that I had an idea for Watchmen Season 2, and I really wish that there is going to be a Watchmen Season 2; I just – we put it all on the field for Season 1. And every great idea we had, I was like, what if we just put that in Season 1 versus, ‘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.”
What do you all make of Damon Lindelof’s comments? Did the first season of Watchmen tell a full story? Should it have a second season? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Here is the official synopsis for Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen from HBO:
Set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws, WATCHMEN embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own.
Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen stars Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Jean Smart, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Hong Chau, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing, and James Wolk. The series is produced for HBO by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television, based on Alan Moore’s graphic novel co-created and illustrated by Dave Gibbons and published by DC.
HBO’s Watchmen aired on Sundays at 9:00 p.m. on HBO.