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HBO Will Not Pursue Second Season of ‘Watchmen’ After Creator Bows Out

*It looks like a second season of the “Watchmen” is not going to happen now series creator Damon Lindelof has made clear that he has no interest in continuing the tale beyond the season one cliffhanger — and HBO  doesn’t want to make it without him. 

As reported by USA Today, Lindelof says he’s “given my blessing” to HBO if they want to pursue a follow-up to his adaptation of the graphic novel, which aired its season finale on Dec. 15. 

HBO Programming President Casey Bloys said “it would be hard to imagine doing it without Damon involved in some way.” 

“It’s really in Damon’s thinking about what he wants to do. If there’s an idea that excited him about another season, another installment, maybe like a Fargo, True Detective take on it, or if he wants to do something different altogether. We’re very proud of Watchmen, but what I’m most interested in is what Damon wants to do,” Bloys explained. 

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Meanwhile, Lindelof also shared in an interview with ET that he wasn’t interested in revisiting his ABC hit, “Lost.”

“My feeling is that just like [how] Watchmen was someone else’s story or Star Trek was someone else story, then you kind of pass the baton and things go on,” Lindelof said.

“I, personally, am not going to be involved with other versions of Lost because we told the most complete version,” he clarified. “I feel like I spent four years of my life begging them to end it and when they finally said yes, the ending that we did probably should stand as our ending.”

Lindelof continued: “That said, I know that it is inevitable that someone else is going to come along and say, ‘I have a new idea for Lost,’ and I’m kind of excited about it and very curious about it. I think that would be sort of immensely flattering and super exciting to see what someone else would do with it.”

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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