Over the last few months, HBO’s Watchmen series aired some of the most talked-about episodes of television in 2019. In fact, Full Circle named the series as the best of the entire year. However, many fans have been split about whether the series should continue or not. As first revealed by USA Today, the show’s creator Damon Lindelof will not pursue a second season.
However, the showrunner did give his blessing for the premium network to move forward with the series without him. HBO programming chief Casey Bloys commented Watchmen‘s future and shed some doubt on its continuation without Lindelof.
“It’s really in Damon’s thinking about what he wants to do,” Bloys said. If there’s an idea that excited him about another season, another installment, maybe like a Fargo, True Detective anthology take on it, or if he wants to do something different altogether. We’re very proud of ‘Watchmen,’ but what I’m most interested in what Damon wants to do. It would be hard to imagine doing it without Damon involved in some way.”
Many fans clamored for more from the world of Watchmen. However, another vocal part of the audience hoped it would stand as is and remain one complete story within the franchise’s canon. The latter will be glad to hear that the show’s creator shares the same ideals.
The first season of Watchmen featured groundbreaking and exciting narratives. Additionally, its themes of racial inequality brought awareness to the real-life events of the tragic Tulsa Massacre of 1921. The series served as a sequel to the 1987 DC comic series of the same name.
What do you think? Were you looking forward to a potential return to Tulsa in the second season of Watchmen? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Watchmen season 1 is currently streaming on HBO NOW.
The series 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.