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Watchmen Season Two Not Likely at HBO After Damon Lindelof Says He’s Not Interested

January 16, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Fans who were hoping for a second dose of Watchmen are about to be disappointed: HBO isn’t likely to continue the series because Damon Lindelof has bowed out. HBO programming boss Casey Bloys spoke with USA Today about the show’s future after its well-reviewed and strongly-watched first season, and said that they aren’t looking to continue without Lindelof, who created the TV sequel to the story.

Bloys said Lindelof “brilliantly took this graphic novel and just kind of broke it open and created a whole new world…It’s really in Damon’s thinking about what he wants to do. If there’s an idea that excited him about another season, another installment, maybe like a Fargo, True Detective [anthology-style] 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.”

Lindelof told the outlet that he’s not interested in doing a second season, and while he said he’s “given my blessing” to HBO in regard to a potential new season with another creative in charge, Bloys said not to plan on that.: “It would be hard to imagine doing it without Damon involved in some way.”

Watchmen was well-reviewed (including by yours truly) with a 96% aggregate score on Rotten Tomatoes, and has picked up several awards already. It was HBO’s most-watched new series since Big Little Lies.