HBO & LINDELOF Want More WATCHMEN Seasons, Even if He's Not Involved

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Following the well-received season one finale of HBO's Watchmen, showrunner Damon Lindelof is opening the previously-closed door to the idea of future seasons - that he may or may not be involved in himself. In an interview with Variety, Lindelof asserts that HBO does want the series to continue - but at this time he doesn't have any formative ideas for what that would be; while he's stated that previously, he now reveals he is open to the idea of returning for more if he has the inspiration.

"I’m not saying I don’t want to do it, or it shouldn’t exist. I’m just saying, 'Boy, every idea that I had went into this season of Watchmen.'" Lindelof said. "I’m going to put up my antenna, see if it’s receiving anything. If it’s not receiving anything in a reasonable period of time - and I’ll just say off the top of my head, it feels completely and totally arbitrary, but like a couple of months doesn’t feel unreasonable, you know, January, February, maybe March - then I think we move on to your question, which is, if not me, then who?"

"Maybe it’ll continue in a year or two, maybe they’ll continue it in four years or whatever, but I want to see more Watchmen," he continued. "I always said to them, I do see Watchmen as Fargo, as True Detective. They were ongoing anthology shows, but each season had a design with a beginning, middle and end that allowed subsequent seasons to feature entirely different characters, or even be set in entirely different time periods."

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