Photo: CR: HBO
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HBO’s ‘Watchmen’ looks dead for a season 2 since creator has bowed out

Originally posted Thursday, January 16, 2020 by RODNEY HO/ on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

One of the most intriguing new TV shows shot in Atlanta that aired in 2019 was HBO’s “Watchmen.” It blended reality, an alternative universe, Robert Redford, race, the cops, superheroes, clones and squids in a way that somehow clicked with viewers and critics alike.
The series elevated actress Regina King to a new level and brought us some wonderful moments with the likes of Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Jeremy Irons and Jean Smart

But “Watchmen” isn’t likely to come back for a second season.

Creator Damon Lindelof simply isn’t interested. He said he’s fine if HBO wants to do something with “Watchmen” without him, but the “Lost” and “Leftovers” creator himself doesn’t want to do another season. 

HBO isn’t exactly psyched by that prospect. 

"It would be hard to imagine doing it without Damon involved in some way." HBO president Casey Bloys told USA Today Wednesday. 

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Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.