HBO’s Watchmen, one of the most beloved shows on television that has kept viewers hooked for years, is rumored to be reporting that there is a possibility of a second season. Watchmen, a series about superheroes, is based on an 80s comic book by Dave Gibbons and Alan Moore. It is set in an alternate reality.
A group of vigilantes has been expelled from American society because there are no limits on the presidential term. The series tells the story of a mutiny that is started by a group and the opposition trying to stop it.
Popularity of the Show
It isn’t just about the show that people appreciate. In the 2020 Emmys it was the most nominated series with 26 nominations and won 11 awards at the end.
Watchmen’s first nine episodes in season 1 promised a second season with many questions unanswered, and plenty of space for more.
Although HBO appears interested in creating a second season, Damon Lindelof, the creator of the show, doesn’t. Even the HBO chief tweeted about it last year.
Possible plot for Season 2
A potential season 2 might see Angela finally finding out if she receives Dr. Manhattan’s powers. This could have a major impact on Angela and the series. Season 2 could be based on her superhuman evolution. On the other hand, Dr. Manhattan’s death could have a devastating impact on the world.
Laurie’s ex-husband, Dan Dreiberg (Patrick Wilson), could also be included. It is worth looking into this storyline, as Laurie clearly still cares about him after his ship was brought to its final surface.
This could also be a good time to end Adrian Veidt (Jeremy Irons) sentence. This seems like the perfect opportunity to bring justice. Wade now has his confession taped in Robert Redford’s message. Veidt is also in Laurie’s care.
Despite all the fan requests and theories, it is clear that there won’t be another season without the creator. It is likely that it will be released eventually and be just as good, if not better, than the original. This could also mean that the first season was the only one available to fans, which is better than any spur-of-the-moment script that could change the story forever.
Here comes the weird part.
Is it a possibility that Watchmen return for a Season 2?
It’s unlikely that it will happen despite receiving significant praise from critics, dominating HBO’s fall slate. According to reports, HBO programming chief Casey Bloys stated that HBO would only be interested in another installment if Damon Lindelof was also involved — which he isn’t. He said that he didn’t want to watch another season because he had been able to tell the same story with Season 1.
Bloys stated, “It wouldn’t be possible to imagine doing it without Damon in some way.” So while HBO hasn’t officially canceled the show, it appears like the fans will have to channel their hopes and energy towards Lindelof to get the show back on the air. It sounds like they are waiting for him to come up with some other idea that works. Blogs mentioned it to The Hollywood Reporter, saying that Damon is still thinking about his future plans and I am following his lead. Bloys can have an idea that excites him, and I can get excited about it. If he wants to do another thing, that’s what I want.
Given that the series won 11 Emmys including prizes for Regina King and Yayha Abdul Mateen II as well as writers Damon Lindelof, Cord Jefferson, HBO will likely still be interested in the Watchmen franchise. It is still a limited series so you will have to watch the cast reunite in a PSA hand-washing.
You should watch the show if it’s not on your list. But if you are a long-time fan who is eager for season 2, you can rewatch it and marvel at its genius. Soon, fans will be able to find answers to their questions about previous seasons. If not, you did watch S1 and enjoyed it!