‘Watchmen’ Season 2 Is Still In Flux, and It Always Has Been

IndieWire | 1/1/2020 | Staff
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Since “Watchmen” ended its brilliant, well-rated first season, buzz has been building around a potential Season 2. Will we see more of Regina King’s instant-classic hero, Angela Abar? Will we see a new non-superhero story set within Damon Lindelof’s universe? Will we have to wait another three decades before an inspired creator revisits the iconic “Watchmen” world?

Much like the “Leftovers” creator’s penchant for ambiguity, those questions don’t have answers — not yet. Despite reports manufacturing a definitive position, “Watchmen” fans are still in the same purgatory they’ve been in since before the series launched, when Lindelof said his season was a complete story and HBO waited to see if that story was a hit worthy of expansion.

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All that’s changed is HBO now knows it has a hit, hence the recent statements from HBO Programming President Casey Bloys. Speaking to Variety, Bloys said he’s “I’m giving him the time to think about what he wants to do, and I’m really taking his lead on this.” He went on to say he “wants to do what Damon wants, whether it’s another installment of ‘Watchmen’ or something else,” and noted that Lindelof has said in the past he’d be open to returning if the right idea comes to him.

That was it. Bloys’ non-update update was sticking with what he’s always said when asked about the future of “Watchmen,” but then came a USA Today article claiming to have an answer from Lindelof. After citing their own version of the above quotes from Bloys, the piece states that Lindelof has no interest in a second season.

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While that may seem as open-and-shut as the headline implies, there are a few red flags here: For one, they spoke to Lindelof “this week,” which implies he’s not responding to Bloys’ statement, but instead a similar question about...
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