Damon Lindelof isn’t interested in making a second season of Watchmen for HBO. Much to the disappointment of the fans who raved about each episode when the series debuted last year. Lindelof told USA Today that while he isn’t interested he gave HBO permission to pursue it with another writer/producer should they want to make a second season without him.
Casey Bloys stated, “It’s really in Damon’s thinking about what he wants to do. If there’s an idea that excited him about another season, another installment, maybe like a ‘Fargo,’ ‘True Detective’ (anthology) take on it, or if he wants to do something different altogether. We’re very proud of ‘Watchmen,’ but what I’m most interested in what Damon wants to do.”
But Damon wants to do nothing further with Watchmen which is sad news for the fans that really dug that first season. Plus when you factor in that cliff hanger at the end of season one which is likely to never be resolved. It may turn out that he may one day decide to return to it, but for now he’s walked away.
When asked about whether or not HBO would try and do season two without Lindelof, Bloys said “It would be hard to imagine doing it without Damon involved in some way.”
Source: USA Today