HBO has no plans to continue the acclaimed series.
January 23, 2020
It looks like we have seen the last of HBO's hit series Watchmen. Creator Damon Lindelof stated recently that he has told the story he intended to tell and has no interest in staying on with the show should it continue.
Following up on Lindelof's sentiment, the cable network's programming chief Casey Bloys said that he could not envision producing another season of the show without Lindelof's involvement. He did leave the door open for a possible future instalment should Lindelof reconsider, but at this point it appears very unlikely that will happen.
Based on the graphic novel of the same name, Watchmen takes place in an alternate contemporary reality, where superheroes are looked upon as outlaws because of their violent approach to peacekeeping. Despite being outcast, some of them gather to start a revolution while others try to stop it before it's too late.
05/28/20 at 09:31pm
the past is often ugly. However to claim it is the same today in tulsa is wrong. and charles page was horrified about this, he was a self made rich scottish immigrant. He wanted to help the victims, he was the great man who used his wealth to help orphans and died on christmas eve 1929 , worrying that orphan kids got their presents as he died. He deserves a film made about him. anyways. We need to remember the past not try to force today world into that mold. But I liked this show
03/12/20 at 03:17am
@Suzanne I had heard of the Tulsa attacks before watching this show. And yes, it did reverberate throughout the rest of the series, particularly in a later episode giving the background of Will Reeves.
HBO did an official "Watchmen" podcast where Damon Lindelof commented on his thinking about the series. If you listen to the first episode you will get most of the background. After Lindelof finished "The Leftovers" for HBO, they wanted him to do another series. Lindelof is a big fan of "Watchmen" so he pitched that series without knowing exactly what he would do. This was 2015 and the "Black Lives Matter" movement was picking up steam. Lindelof said he had never really paid much attention to black history before, and did a little reading. That's where he got the idea for dramatizing events at Tulsa and then weaving it through the rest of the series.
02/24/20 at 08:45pm
Ha ha Suzanne- I checked back. The more I think about it, I must have at least heard about Tulsa ‘21 although I surely have forgotten. (I don’t believe race relations was taught in any of my school classes. I would say it should be but only if all politically motivated undertones and accusations are left out which we get so much of that it undermines learning and understanding,) This is like most “history” for me: I usually love learning about all history even if don’t gravitate towards it to the same degree I do with many subjects. But my real problem is I forget too much about many subjects - my brain treats many things like trivia, and I am worthless at trivia. Jeopardy almost scares me to death! (I love chatting with you.)
02/21/20 at 01:16am
@Steve S Hi! In case you do check in here one more time, thanks for replying. I'm not really sure why I even posted other then on the majorly random chance someone even read it, I was/am curious if other ages/parts of the country or whatever might have been taught about something my school definitely left out.
I spend a lot of time on Wikipedia so after the comment by Jean Smart as I scrolled through an awards show, I educated myself. I'm still curious as to whether the riots are incorporated all the way through the series, but not nearly enough to pull it out of the trash and watch it myself. See you around these boards...
02/19/20 at 00:21am
I haven’t heard of any of what you mention Suzanne and I don’t know if I should be ashamed, but I think not. (Sometimes we are ashamed at an ignorance but the reason for it is more often not worthy of self shame.)
I also never saw this show and the probability of me clicking on an old post about this show was less than minute. Maybe I’ll click one more time though.
02/18/20 at 11:41pm
I'm ashamed to say I had never heard of the "Black Wall Street" race riots in Tulsa in 1921 before it was mentioned in an award acceptance speech in Jan. Even then, the only comment made mentioned how brilliantly real life had been woven together with the Watchmen comic. I had to do some digging after rewatching those opening Watchmen scenes to figure out what "real life" event was being referred to.
I did not enjoy Watchmen so I gave up after a couple of episodes. If anyone comes back to this thread at this late date, I have 2 questions:
Did the real Tulsa race riots tie in anywhere other than the open?
Had you heard of that factual event before watching the show or maybe even just seeing it mentioned here? Please be honest.
I'd love to know if I'm alone in my ignorance. It is amazing that so much is left out of history books, but yes, I do know why...
02/12/20 at 07:49am
It's so bizarre when people rage against "social justice" and try to turn it into an insult.
02/08/20 at 02:51am
02/07/20 at 02:05pm
good racist anti white propaganda,, go woke go broke
02/03/20 at 04:00pm
I'd be racist if all YOU PEOPLE mattered in anyway.
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