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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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