HBO's sequel series to 'Watchmen' was as good as anyone could have hoped, and not at all surprising, given the level of talent involved in making it a reality.
From the cast to the directors to the writing staff, 'Watchmen' was a masterful example of how to move a story on without compromising the intent or validity. It was a fully-fledged sequel that stood on its own terms, but was not so reverential to the original as to be redundant.
Needless to say, just about everyone wants a second season - but for Damon Lindelof, the show's executive producer, it can't happen with him. But it can happen.
Lindelof spoke to comicbook.com about the series, and was quizzed on the possibility of a second season. Lindelof admitted that while it's flattering to be in a position where people want more, "unless you've got the right idea, unless you're compelled to do it, unless you're compelled to say something new, I don't think that you should do it just because you did it once successfully."
He went on, stating that he wants there to be another season of 'Watchmen', but that he shouldn't be the one to make it happen.
"I really do think that there should be more 'Watchmen' and soon. I just don't think that I should be the one doing it unless I'm like, 'I know exactly how to do so.' I would facilitate and embrace and do everything in my power to enable others to come forward and show their take on 'Watchmen'."
Lindelof went on, citing how writers like Frank Miller, Alan Moore and Ta-nehisi Coates took on established characters and crafted some of the best stories from them, even though they didn't create them. If there is another season of 'Watchmen', it'll have some doing trying to top the first season though.