Damon Lindelof has once again reaffirmed that he probably won’t return to Watchmen.
Watchmen had a stellar first season, all thanks to showrunner Damon Lindelof who shares a deep, cultivated respect for the source material. When it came to the inception of Watchmen, showrunner Damon Lindelof was adamant that he most likely wouldn’t return to the series after season one, as he had no idea what would be next. Ending to thunderous applause, everyone has been wondering what is next for Watchmen, as it ended with a large cliffhanger. Now, more than ever, Damon Lindelof seems certain that he probably won’t return to Watchmen for a second season.
Speaking with Variety about The Good Place finale, Damon Lindelof was asked once again asked if he’ll return to Watchmen, to which he replied what he has been saying for quite some time: probably not.
“I understand that the culture writ large wants a firm answer, Is there going to be more, isn’t there going to be more. And unfortunately the answer is, ‘probably not.’ I’ve been pretty consistent about that since we premiered the show at Comic-Con.”
Damon Lindelof continued by saying that he has no qualms if HBO gets another person to produce more Watchmen, as he envisioned the series like an anthology.
“When I first pitched the show to HBO, where I looked at it as, in the model of ‘Fargo’ and ‘True Detective,’ I think there’s a very high likelihood that there will be more ‘Watchmen.’ I think the likelihood of me being involved as showrunner starts to drop off. I would love to see more, and I think I’d love to see television shows like ‘True Detective’ or ‘Fargo’ where other visionaries can come in and take their run at it. I didn’t create ‘Watchmen,’ so I think it’s hypocritical for me to say I’m the only one who can do it. But I also want to leave space for, if three or four or five years from now I have that ‘eureka’ moment that we could do another one.”
It’s interesting to note that Damon Lindelof is open to returning to Watchmen when (or if) he has an idea that’s worth exploring. It must be quite annoying for Damon Lindelof to constantly answer questions regarding Watchmen, but he seems to be glad that the public has radically accepted the show. Considered by many to be one of the finest television dramas ever produced, with only one season, Watchmen subverted what it meant to be a superhero in the day and age where we can’t seem to get enough of them. Hopefully, when the time is right, Damon Lindelof will return to Watchmen, bringing us the closure we so desperately need.
Here is the official synopsis for HBO and Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen:
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.
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.
Watchmen aired on Sundays at 9:00 p.m. on HBO.