Is there going to be a Watchmen Season 2? Everyone who was a fan of the show’s Season 1 is still waiting to hear about the 2nd season. The 1st episode of the series was released in October 2019 and the last in December 2019, with a total of 9 episodes. The show was critically acclaimed, receiving a 96% rating on the review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes. It was also nominated for 26 Emmys and won 11 of them, including Best Limited Series and Best Actress for Regina King.
Unlike the comic book, the series’s events occur in 2019 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where a white supremacist group named the Seventh Kavalry takes up arms against the Tulsa Police Department. The police, in return, have to wear masks to disguise their identity so that they don’t get targeted in their homes. Regina King’s character, Angela Abar, is a detective called Sister Night. She investigates the death of the chief of police, Judd Crawford (Don Johnson), and discovers many secrets about vigilantism.
Now for any sensible person, HBO would renew such an exciting series that was praised and received so many awards, but it’s been 3 years since the end of the 1st season. Are we going to get a new season anytime soon? The answer is below.
Watchmen Season 2 Release Date
Watchmen’s showrunner, the amazing Damon Lindelof, left the show after Season 1, saying that he accomplished everything he wanted to do with the series. So, he made it obvious that he doesn’t want to make a 2nd season. The executives at HBO also said that it’s up to Lindelof if the series gets Season 2. They confirmed that they are open to the idea of Watchmen Season 2 as long as Lindelof is involved. That said, Lindelof clearly stated that he doesn’t want to do another season. So, it seems 1 season is it for the series.
Does this mean we’re going to lose all our hopes? Absolutely not. We’re just going to pray and wait for Lindelof to develop an exciting plot that could make the series continue. Although it seems unlikely, it’s not impossible!
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Is Watchmen series worth watching?
With the fantastic reviews and awards the series has received, we can say that Watchmen is worth watching. Besides getting a score of 96% on Rotten Tomatoes, the series has also received a good score on IMDb, which is 8.1 (rated by 114k viewers.) Some reviewers even went as much as to call Watchmen one of the greatest shows of all time. The others emphasized its loyalty to its source material despite also telling a new story in a new setting with new characters. The remaining critics pointed out the show’s themes, such as police brutality and white supremacy, and said that Watchmen was great in dealing with these issues.
Important enough, the show has only 9 episodes whose lengths range from 52 minutes to 1 hour and 7 minutes. We know you probably watched shows way longer than this, so why not give this one a shot?
What is so great about Watchmen?
Various aspects make Watchmen great. The 1st one is the acting of its cast members. Regina King and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II received Emmy Awards for their performances; all reviewers pointed this out.
The 2nd aspect that makes the series great is its source material, the Watchmen comic book series. Some people even considered this the greatest comic book series of all time. The series stays very much loyal to the core of the original comic book even though it tells a new story.
The other reason for the show’s greatness is its music. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, from the rock band Nine Inch Nails, were the series’ composers. The score that these guys created is just divine.