Damon Lindelof ‘Is Thinking’ About ‘Watchmen’ Season 2 – ‘Hard to Imagine’ Doing It Without Him, HBO Boss Says

TCA 2020: Casey Bloys tells TheWrap he wants to “give Damon the time to think about any ideas that make sense to him”

Ever since “Watchmen” ended its first season with the a fade to black just before Angela Abar (Regina King) was going to find out if she could walk on water, fans have been waiting for any news about a potential second season.

HBO programming chief Casey Bloys told TheWrap Wednesday that Damon Lindelof “is thinking about if he has any ideas” for a sophomore run. The show has not been renewed for a second season, despite performing well for HBO.

“It’s really up to him; what he wants to do,” Bloys said in a conversation at the Television Critics Association press tour. “I am most interested in Damon and where he wants to put his time. So if he says he’s got an idea, that’s great. If he doesn’t want to do it, I want to do whatever he wants to do.”

The series, an adaptation of Alan Moore’s acclaimed graphic novel, takes place some 30 years after the book’s events. It features older versions of characters including Adrien Veidt/Ozymandias (Jeremy Irons), Laurie Juspeczyk/Silk Spectre (Jean Smart) and Doctor Manhattan (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II). From the outset, Lindelof had described his nine-episode adaptation of Alan Moore’s acclaimed graphic novel as a complete story.

And if Lindelof can’t come up with an idea? Bloys said he doesn’t see how the show would work without him.

“It’s hard to imagine, just because the show was so much from his brain — and I say that understanding there was underlying material. But this adaptation, this version, was so much from Damon’s brain. It’s hard to imagine someone else doing it,” he said. “But who knows? Mostly what I want to do is give Damon the time to think about any ideas that make sense to him, anything that gets him excited, and we’ll take it from there.”

Tim Baysinger

Tim Baysinger

TV Reporter • tim.baysinger@thewrap.com • Twitter: @tim_bays

Jennifer Maas

Jennifer Maas

TV Reporter • jennifer.maas@thewrap.com • @jmaas421



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