Damon Lindelof Says Watchmen Was Designed For a Single Season
In just a few weeks, HBO’s Watchmen series will revisit the world of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ classic comic book. Damon Lindelof and his collaborators have come up with a new story that takes place three decades after the original. But while speaking with Deadline, Lindelof was asked how many seasons his story will go. And according to Lindelof, one season might be all the show gets.
“I’m not being flippant when I say that the answer is one [season],” said Lindelof. “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,” continued Lindelof. “We wanted to feel like there was a sense of completeness, to resolve the essential mystery at hand. Obviously, there is a potential promise for the further exploration of the world but like the seasons of Leftovers that I did as opposed to Lost, which was designed to have cliffhanger finales and a promise of future storytelling.”
Lindelof added that “we did not talk about what would happen beyond the resolution of this season’s story. I feel like it was hard enough just to figure out how to do this season. So my hope is that when this season ends that the audience will feel the same thing we did as storytellers, which is a feeling of completeness and resolution.”
Watchmen will premiere on HBO on Sunday, October 20.
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