Will, there be a Watchmen season 2? It’s a hot question among the fans of the HBO series Watchmen. So here, we have all the latest developments so far, as of writing this. It seems you are a fan of this American superhero drama based on the DC comics of the same name.
After watching the first season of Watch-men, everyone is trying to find out about the upcoming sequel in the series to feed their appetite. This high-budget tv adaptation of the HBO network has been a smash hit. Not just the audiences, but the critics too have appreciated it for its storytelling and invention.
It’s an obvious and general question to ask if we would be able to watch season two of the show, if it does, on Sky Atlantic in the UK. Will it be given a second series? As per the creator Damon Lindelof, the possibility of getting WatchMen a second installment is slim. We are here with everything that you might want to know.
Will there be a season 2 of Watchmen?
It’s a disappointing piece of news for the fans that the chances for the Watchmen’s second season are unlikely with Lindelof at least. The showrunner had explained that the first installment was made to look like its self-contained. Its inspiration was the original graphic novel by Alan Moore. So, we can’t expect it to come in the near future.
However, Lindelof also added that the world is more expansive than ever it was before. In January 2020, he cleared his state by saying that, at present, he has no intention to work for the sequel, though he said he won’t be disappointed if HBO continues it in his absence. He also added that he doesn’t want to close the door for its future.
There seem to be no future plans for Watchmen as of now. According to him, if some kind of idea pops up in his mind in the future, he would be super excited to develop it. However, he would also be excited if it comes from someone else too. (check: The Umbrella Academy Season 2 Release Date, Cast, Trailer, Episodes: Will There Be Another Series?.)
In the finale of season one, we saw many of the characters survived the deadly events. So, there are enough possibilities and theories to expand the story as the makers and writers wish. The show has got too strong attention/reception that HBO can’t risk dropping it for too long. The network should follow-up the story.
What is the Watchmen season 2 release date? When will it premiere?
It has already been made clear that we need to wait for a considerably long time even if the series gets a greenlit for the renewal. As per Lindelof, there weren’t enough ideas saved in the writers’ room while working for the freshman installment. He added that writers added they could in the first nine episodes itself. Any particular idea wasn’t saved.
Even if Watchmen gets renewed for a second term, the entire plotline will need an entirely new plotline. It’s because it will be a revisionist sequel rather than being a straight adaptation. As a result, the filming for the second installment can’t commence until and unless the entire staff comes under one roof.
Will Damon Lindelof be involved in Watchmen season 2?
At present and in the near future, it sounds highly unlikely that Lindelof would be a part of season two of Watchmen. Even after getting entire credit for translating the novel of Moore into a television adaption, he doesn’t seem much interested in working for its future at this time.
The showrunner doesn’t feel that he has hit with a really cool idea along with a proper justification of doing another season with it. He believes that he doesn’t have either of the things at the moment. But, it doesn’t rule out the possibility that it can’t happen in the future. All we need is an idea and inspiration to do anything and everything. Isn’t it?
Lindelof is not a new name for lengthy tv shows. He has helmed all the six seasons of Lost. Also, he was a part of all the three seasons of The Leftovers. The HBO network will be happy to have him when they renew the show for a second run. There is a possibility that it could depend on him.
Who will return for Watchmen season 2 (cast)?
Without depending entirely on the source material (original comic), the show introduced some of the new characters. Some of the new ones are Sister Knight aka Angela Abar (Regina King), the black-masked vigilante, and Tim Blake Nelson (Wade Tillman) aka Looking Glass.
The original characters that were taken from the comics are Adrian Veidt aka Ozymandias (Jeremy Irons), Laurie Blake aka Silk Spectre (Jean Smart), and Doctor Manhattan (Yahya Abdul). (check: The Matrix 4 Release Date, Cast, Title, Trailer, Plot: Will Keanu Reeves Return? Everything To Know.)
Those characters who managed to survive in the first season will definitely return back in the show. Some new characters are expected to be seen and taken from the comics. The series has got an innovative flashback structure. It allows the makers to cast actors in both historical and present-day incarnations of the original heroes.
Where can we watch Watchmen season 2 trailer?
As you know, filming hasn’t begun yet. So, there is no official teaser promoting the upcoming sequel in the series. We will make sure to add it here as soon as it is released. So, stick with us in the meantime, and let’s know your comments.