We’ve been waiting for new details on HBO’s ‘Watchmen’ but the latest detail from Damon Lindelof might not be good news for fans. During a panel for the upcoming series, the director did share that “We want to see how it’s received by you guys. If the show comes out there and the conversation surrounding the show suggests you’re hungry for more, we’ll certainly take that into consideration. We want to deliver nine episodes that deliver a complete and total, amazing story.”
Initially, that sounds fantastic. It makes you think that we’ll be in for a well-crafted treat that could continue. However, after the panel the showrunner seemed to dash any hopes that a second season was currently in any form of pre-production or even being written:
“I’m not being flippant when I say that the answer is one. Does that mean that there isn’t going to be anymore Watchmen? Not necessarily. Does that mean that I will be working on subsequent seasons of Watchmen? I don’t know is the answer to that question. We designed these nine episodes to be as self-contained as the original 12 issues. We wanted to feel like there was a sense of completeness, to resolve the essential mystery at hand. Obviously, there is a potential promise for the further exploration of the world but like the seasons of Leftovers that I did as opposed to Lost, which was designed to have cliffhanger finales and a promise of future storytelling.”
While this is sad news to the potential of a second season happening anytime soon, I am thrilled to see Lindelof coming into a project with the idea that “there was a sense of completeness, to resolve the essential mystery at hand.” I mean, we all know how ‘Lost’ ended up.
Do you think that we’ll get a second season of ‘Watchmen’ on HBO? If so, will Damon Lindelof be involved? Are you as shocked as I am that he came into this wanting to tell a complete story instead of the type of story he usually tells? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
You can watch the ‘Watchmen’ premiere episode on HBO this October 20th, 2019!