Watchmen showrunner Damon Lindelof truly wants to leave HBO series on a high note as a report yesterday from USAToday reveals the series creator has exited as he confirmed the news himself, killing any chances of a second season with is involvement.
But don’t look for a second season of the drama, which wrapped up its nine-episode run last month, largely because creator Damon Lindelof isn’t interested in doing it.
Lindelof told USA TODAY this week that he’s told the story he wants to tell and has no interest in a second season, though he’s “given my blessing” to HBO should it want to pursue a new installment with another writer-producer.
This news is certainly not something fans of the show wanted to hear, but he did prep everyone he could decide not to return.
The “blessing” part could lead HBO to seek a new showrunner for a second season, however, HBO President of Programming Casey Bloys suggested they couldn’t see pursuing more of Watchmen without Damon’s involvement.
But Bloys concedes that’s unlikely to happen: “It would be hard to imagine doing it without Damon involved in some way.”
Going the anthology route could be a way to keep the series going focusing on different characters, different location, and time period but within this universe. Yet, HBO has been known to respect the wishes of creators and plenty of their shows have been one-and-done.
Watchmen held decent ratings and was embraced mostly by television critics, even if an odd vocal minority decried the use of the KKK as the show’s villains.
Regina King’s Angela Abar aka Sister Night was wonderful even if not everything in the show worked, her performances were always solid.
Hopefully, we’ll see King continue action/comic book roles in the future.
This won’t the last comic book series coming from WarnerMedia as HBO Max is putting together a live-action Green Lantern series and Strange Adventures featuring DC Comics superheroes.
SOURCE: USA TODAY