This year’s finest shows were HBO’s Watchmen, a follow-up to the success of Succession, and Game of Thrones, Showrunner Damon Lindelof and his team of writers set out to tell a story that was not a replica of the foundational book, but rather carried on its legacy.
For the first time since 1921, a star-studded cast was assembled for HBO’s Watchmen to play both new and familiar characters in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where the Black Wall Street massacre had taken place in 1921. Lindelof’s nine episodes of Watchmen left numerous questions unsolved and opened the door for future episodes. Even though a second season is quite doubtful, let’s examine what we know thus far.
Will There Be a Second Season of Watchmen?
Despite its critical acclaim and dominance of HBO’s autumn schedule, it is improbable that Watchmen will be renewed for a second season.
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According to USA Today, HBO programming chief Casey Bloys stated in early 2020 that the network would only consider a second season if creator Damon Lindelof agreed, and he hasn’t. Because he was able to deliver the tale he wanted to with Season 1, Lindelof told USA Today that he “had no interest in a second season.”
It’s up to Damon Lindelof, even though HBO hasn’t officially canceled the show, to convince the network to give it another shot. To put it another way, Bloys said, “It would be impossible to fathom executing it without Damon engaged.”
Until he comes up with another fantastic idea, it appears that they’re holding back on making any progress. To The Hollywood Reporter, Bloys made it plain that he believes “Damon was weighing his options when we last spoke, and I was doing the same. His concept intrigues me, as does his eagerness to try something new.
Watchmen won 11 Emmys, including honors for performers Regina King, Yayha Abdul Mateen II, and writers Damon Lindelof and Cord Jefferson, so HBO may still be interested in the franchise. This collection won the Outstanding Limited Series award as well. As long as the show is only on for a short time, fans will have to settle for the actors coming together for a PSA about hand washing.
Boys tweeted a link to a Decider story stating that the show’s renewal was still a possibility in response to the news that the show would not return, which says a lot coming from him. Don’t write off the possibility of a second season of Game of Thrones just yet. Everybody was waiting for Lindelof to come along.
What Would the Second Season of Watchmen Be About?
We can’t rule out the possibility of the second season of Watchmen at this point, despite how unlikely it may appear. While Lindelof indicated that he had given HBO permission to continue forward with a second season, HBO stated that they would not be interested in the project if Lindelof was not attached.
Lindelof/HBO accomplished the tale the show’s creator planned to convey with Season 1, so a follow-up may be an anthology. An anthology series season 2 would be uncertain if that were to be the case, and Bloys even discussed the potential of it.
If HBO revisited the Dr. Manhattan narrative from Season 1, it would be interesting to see if Angela Abar (Regina King) acquired his powers. With the talk she and Will Reeves had regarding Dr. Manhattan’s ambivalence, Season 2 could follow her impact as a more involved superhuman in Season 1. Dr. Manhattan’s death will be felt around the world if she does not acquire his talents.
A couple of cameo appearances were made by the former Nite Owl II and Laurie’s ex-boyfriend Dan Dreiberg (Patrick Wilson). As a result of their involvement in a vigilante group, Laurie became an FBI agent, and Dan was imprisoned for his actions. Although Nite Owl does not appear in Season 2, Laurie still cares about him because of the numerous Nite Owl references throughout the series and the discovery of his ship at the end of the season.
Adrian Veidt’s crimes appear to be coming to an end (Jeremy Irons). After all, he’ll be able to testify against Wade now that Veidt has been handed over to Laurie’s care. His audio confession is still in Wade’s possession (the message to Robert Redford). Civilization would be forced to face the realization that its biggest threat to survival is a fabrication.
Don’t get too enthusiastic about the potential if Lindelof doesn’t want to continue writing for these characters. Season 1 of Watchmen’s near-perfect and ambiguous ending will be with us for the rest of our lives.
Is There A Trailer For Watchmen Season 2?
Because the second season of Watchmen has not been officially confirmed, no trailer has been released.