HBO Will Submit Watchmen as a Limited Series for Awards Consideration
Say what you will about awards shows. But considering how Watchmen was one of last year’s most acclaimed new TV series, many would agree that it deserves to take home a golden statue or two. Because of HBO’s uncertainty over whether they’ll continue the show beyond its first season, the network has struggled with the dilemma over whether to classify the show as a drama or a limited series. However, it now sounds like they’re going with the latter.
According to The Wrap, HBO now plans to submit Watchmen for awards consideration as a limited series. This strategy is different from the network’s push for the series to be recognized at this year’s Golden Globes. For that ceremony, they submitted the show as a drama. Unfortunately, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association neglected to give it any nominations.
It goes without saying that HBO is hoping for better success at the Primetime Emmy Awards, which will air in September. Additionally, the network has once again indicated that they’re open to producing more seasons of Watchmen.
“We discussed with the producers and felt limited series was the most accurate representation of the show and any possible future installments,” HBO said in a new statement.
Creator Damon Lindelof was previously on the fence about committing to new episodes. However, he did say that if he were able to come up with an idea for a story that was as good or better than the inaugural season, he’d move forward as such. That all came crashing down last month when he officially stepped away from the series. Despite this, he gave HBO his blessing to continue Watchmen under the guiding hand of a new showrunner.
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