‘Watchmen’ Season 2 Reportedly Isn’t Coming Because Damon Lindelof Is Out Of Ideas

Watchmen, the HBO adaptation of the graphic novel and movie, was one of the biggest hits of 2019. Knowing that, it’s only natural for viewers to hope the series’ creator, Damon Lindelof, is hard at work on Season 2. Unfortunately for those hoping to see the series continue, Lindelof doubled down on the idea the show was one season and done.

Sitting down for an interview with Collider, the Watchmen showrunner also made it clear the lack of a second season wasn’t because he had no interest in doing it. Instead, Lindelof said the reason the show was one and done was because he simply didn’t feel like he had any ideas for a follow-up season.

“I wish that I had an idea for ‘Watchmen’ Season 2, and I really wish that there is going to be a ‘Watchmen’ Season 2; I just – we put it all on the field for Season 1. And every great idea we had, I was like, what if we just put that in Season 1 versus, ‘Oh, let’s stick it away for later.'”

He finished his thoughts by saying that while he certainly hopes there is another season, he personally didn’t think there will be. Lindelof’s comments about being out of ideas was not, and had never been, the only clue the show was only going to last one season.

Not long after it aired, HBO changed the classification from “drama series” to “limited series,” giving the impression that it was only meant for a short run.

The Watchmen showrunner talked about that decision as well. He claimed the decision to make it a limited series was one that was “above my pay grade.” He also claimed it might have stemmed from a bit of a misunderstanding about his intentions when he first took the idea to the network.

Lindelof admitted he originally said he only wanted to do one season, but after that, he wanted to see what would happen. He said when the season ended, HBO did circle back and ask him whether he was going to do a second one. He once again said he didn’t have any ideas. He added that because Season 2 was always in doubt, the network dubbed it a limited series.

Lindelof continued to seemingly spread the blame around, telling Collider he gets consulted on those kinds of decisions, but he doesn’t make them.

For now, Damon Lindelof is turning his attention to other projects. At the top of that list is the movie The Hunt. The release for the film was originally slated for last year but was delayed. It’s finally been greenlit for release later this spring.

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