Damon Lindelof Says HBO's WATCHMEN is a Self Contained One Season Series
According to Watchmen series creator Damon Lindelof, the nine-episode show will be a self-contained story that will give viewers a complete resolution at the end. This series could only be one season, but that doesn’t mean it will be. We could get another Watchmen season, but Lindelof doesn’t know if it will happen.
While talking to Deadline, Lindelof explained:
“Does that mean that there isn’t going to be anymore Watchmen? Not necessarily. Does that mean that I will be working on subsequent seasons of Watchmen? I don’t know is the answer to that question. We designed these nine episodes to be as self-contained as the original 12 issues. We wanted to feel like there was a sense of completeness, to resolve the essential mystery at hand.”
I’ll wait and watch the series before I even decide if I want to see a second one. But, I am excited for the series! It looks great and I want it to be great! We’ll just have to wait and see how it turns out. I do like that it’s a self-contained story, though!
This series is a continuation of the graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, and the story is set years after the events in the original story in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws. It embraces the nostalgia of the original graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own.
The cast includes Regina King, Don Johnson, Jean Smart, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Hong Chau, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing, and James Wolk.
Watchmen premieres on HBO October 20th.