Debate all you want whether or not Watchmen’s Angela walked On water to black: The far more miraculous event would be for everybody involved HBO’s intricate deployed superhero string to take their lead and resist the pull of a Season 2.
At the moment, the superior cabler has not renewed Watchmen — a Fascination given just how many fans and critical buzz adore the DC series has created for the community.
Along with the evaluations were not bad, either: Every week, the hourlong play averages better ratings than a lot of the network’s other series, including Succession, Euphoria along the recently ended Silicon Valley.
What is more, Sunday night’s finale amassed a string high of 1.6 million viewers across all of HBO’s platforms.
So there is almost no strategy HBO doesn’t need more Watchmen, right? But here’s the transdimensional-squid-sized beverage: By the Beginning, Lindelof has said that his take on the much-loved Watchmen Universe probably would be limited to eight episodes the way the comics’ narrative was told in 12 problems; in interviews attached into the season finale, he reiterated that belief, stating that he currently has no thoughts to future seasons of this show.
Praise Doctor Manhattan! Lindelof and all those firearms, stick together!
The showrunner may develop some genius thought next week. Or next month. Or next year.
He has the talent and tracks record to pull off another great season of TV. Or, if he is serious about (as he’s said in interviews) stepping away and allowing somebody to helm the show, HBO could locate another executive producer to build Lindelof’s wealthy vision.
Watchmen is no Freaks and Geeks, Firefly or My So-Called Life, Works of televisual art made to live on in infamy thanks that were single-season to the conclusions of network bean counters.
It is a fully love letter to Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons and John Higgins’ seminal work. It is a nine-part tour via a weird and fantastic world that only happens to incorporate some of the best performances of this year. It is, in one word, transcendent.
And just how can you trace transcendence? That would be Struggling to live up to Season 1’s accomplishments? With episodes that likely would struggle to inform as meaningful and timely as how despise, a narrative flows down through generations, poisoning everything in its flood zones?
Better to allow Watchmen exist because a singular season that is so layered (the music! the Easter eggs! the literal eggs!), it is going to stand up.