It’s not now, but it doesn’t mean it won’t ever happen.
While HBO would love a second season of Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen, the series creator has said that he isn’t currently working on a follow up, he’s completely open to the possibility of someone else having a crack at adapting Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ iconic comic book.
Lindelof told Deadline at the WGA Awards where Watchmen won Best New Series, “I never wanna close the door completely because if two, three years from now I say, I just had another idea, it will be that much harder to open. But I would say it’s barely ajar. I think that there are no current plans to make any more Watchmen. If the idea comes, I would be enthusiastic about it, the idea may not come from me. I would be super excited about it coming from someone else. So my position hasn’t changed.”
The HBO series was billed from the start as a one-off, but its success has prompted a lot of conversation about another series.
HBO’s President of Programming Casey Bloys said, “It is really up to Damon at this point, he is thinking about what he wants to do. Truly, I don’t know at this point whether it is a returning drama series or a limited series. I think one of the things Damon did so brilliantly was, he opened up this entire world. So maybe there is another version with a whole new set of characters. I don’t know because Damon doesn’t know, and I’m taking his lead on this.”
He added, “If it’s a season two — great, if it’s a new take on the world — great, if it’s something else completely, I’m just going take his lead.”
In this age of reboot, remakes, renewals and continuations, it would be nice to have more projects that aren’t just blindly continued until the audience is completely sick of them.