Will ‘Watchmen’ Get a Season 2 on HBO?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Regina King in Watchmen

The Watchmen collection of graphic novels, created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, has greater than made its mark on Hollywood. After a 2009 Watchmen movie, its history-bending story of gods that dwell as superheroes amongst people grew to become an HBO collection in 2019. The present was adored by critics and followers. Most impressively, viewers who lived and breathed Watchmen preferred it simply in addition to these fully new to the comedian. The well timed collection shined a light-weight on the ugly fact of racism in America, starting with the Tulsa race riots in 1921.

But what does all that imply for a possible second season? Is it so good that HBO ought to simply go away it alone, or will creator Damon Lindelof give followers a Watchmen Season 2?

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Regina King and in Watchmen | Mark Hill for HBO/Getty Images

Watchmen showrunner Damon Lindelof opens up a couple of potential season 2

Lindelof, additionally the person behind Lost and The Leftovers, has not too long ago stated he’s open to the concept of a second Watchmen season, however the concept for a season 2 isn’t there but.

He instructed Vulture:

I’ll say it’s nonetheless too early to reply that query. Right now the house that HBO is in and that I’m in is we’re asking the query, Should there be one other season of Watchmen? And if there needs to be one other season, what wouldn’t it be? I’m not saying I don’t wish to do it, or it shouldn’t exist. I’m simply saying, ‘Boy, each concept that I had went into this season of Watchmen.’

Lindelof defined he’ll attempt to keep open.

“I’m going to put up my antenna, see if it’s receiving anything,” he stated. “If it’s not receiving anything in a reasonable period of time … then I think we move on to your question, which is, if not me, then who?”

HBO, Lindelof continued, thinks the present “should be a continuing series.” However, there’s no rush.

“Maybe it’ll continue in a year or two,” he stated. “I wish to see extra Watchmen.”

The Watchmen showrunner in contrast his collection to different critically acclaimed dramas like Fargo and True Detective.

“They were ongoing anthology shows, but each season had a design with a beginning, middle, and end that allowed subsequent seasons to feature entirely different characters, or even be set in entirely different time periods,” he stated. That can be a beautiful choice for a present like Watchmen.

What in regards to the ‘Watchmen’ forged? Are they contracted for an ongoing collection with HBO?

When Entertainment Weekly requested Lindelof if the actors on the present have been nonetheless beneath contract for one more season 2, he deferred.

“That’s an HBO/Warner Bros. question,” he stated. “Contractually speaking, I don’t think it’s come up yet. I don’t know what the rules of the hold are.”

However, Regina King, the lead on Watchmen Season 1, is at the moment tied up. She’s “directing a movie right now and I think will be doing so for the foreseeable future,” Lindelof defined. The writers have additionally “gone on to other things.” He does have hope, although:

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Damon Lindelof, Nicole Kassell, Regina King, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen | Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for HBO

I assume I’ve it at the back of my thoughts the place if I known as them up they usually have been accessible and I could possibly be like, ‘Hey, we’re placing the gang again collectively for one more heist,’ and they might be capable of do it. But possibly I’m naive about that.

But, EW’s sources instructed them “deals with the show’s top actors were made for an ongoing series.” Good information for Watchmen fanatics.

The HBO collection might have new characters–and a brand new showrunner

However, extra not too long ago, Lindelof instructed USA Today “that he’s told the story he wants to tell and has no interest in a second season.” He additionally gave his “blessing” to HBO to have another person create a second season.

But, might there (or ought to there) even be one other Watchmen season with a unique showrunner on the helm, particularly given the massive sneakers they’d must fill from season 1? Lindelof is open to the concept. However, HBO’s President of Programming Casey Bloys says that’s unlikely: “It can be onerous to think about doing [Watchmen] with out Damon concerned indirectly.”

But possibly Watchmen successful the WGA award for Best New Series received Lindelof’s inventive juices flowing. He instructed Deadline on the WGA Awards that he by no means needs to “close the door completely.”

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Regina King attends the premiere of HBO’s Watchmen | Rich Fury/Getty Images

“If two, three years from now I say, I just had another idea, it will be that much harder to open. But I would say it’s barely ajar,” he defined. While there are “no present plans to make any extra Watchmen, he stated, he’s open to new conceptsand new showrunners.

If the concept comes, I might be captivated with it, the concept could not come from me,” he stated. “I would be super excited about it coming from someone else. So my position hasn’t changed.”

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