One of the best and most popular shows that kept viewers raving for years on end, HBO’s Watchmen is speculated to have reported that a possible season 2 is not off the board just yet. Watchmen is a superhero series based on an old comic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ from the 80s and is set in an alternative reality.
With no presidential term limits in the United States, a group of vigilantes have been outcast and stripped from society. The series follows the story of a mutiny being started by a group, as the opposite side attempts to stop their efforts to avoid chaos.
The Popularity of the Show
The appreciation for the show is not all for the show; in the 2020 Emmys, it was the most nominated series (26 nominations) and swept away 11 awards by the end of the night.
The initial nine episodes of Watchmen in season 1 promised a season 2 with several questions left unanswered and the space for so much more.
But although HBO seems interested and even inclined to create a second season – the creator of the show Damon Lindelof does not. The chief at the HBO office even tweeted a possibility earlier last year.
Possible Plotlines in Season 2
In a potential season 2, the viewers might finally get to know if Angela receives her husband, Dr. Manhattan’s, powers or not (which could be life-changing for her and the entire series). Her superhuman evolution could be the basis for season 2, and on the flip side, the loss of Dr. Manhattan could cause a domino effect in the world.
Another possible inclusion would be for the former Nite Owl, Dan Dreiberg (Patrick Wilson), Laurie’s ex, to make an appearance. Since his ship was finally brought to the final surface and it evident that Laurie still cares deeply for him, that would be a storyline worth investigating.
This may also be a great time to finalize the punishment of Adrian Veidt’s (Jeremy Irons). Now that Wade has his confession taped in the message to Robert Redford, in addition to Veidt being in Laurie’s custody – this seems like the right opportunity for justice.
Despite all the fan theories and requests, it has been clear that there will not be a season 2 without the creator being involved. And that means either it will eventually arrive and be as good if not better than the first one. Or this could mean that season 1 was all the fans get, and that is probably better than a spur-of-the-moment script that could alter the story permanently.
If you haven’t watched the show yet, you should get to it right now, but if you are a fan waiting and yearning for a season 2 – for now, all we can do is rewatch the show and marvel at the genius that wrote and created it. Soon, Fans will get answers to all unanswered questions from previous season.