Watchmen TV series may only be one season long

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Will you be watching the Watchmen TV show?

Set in an alternate history where ‘superheroes’ are treated as outlaws, a new Watchmen series from executive producer Damon Lindelof embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name, while attempting to break new ground of its own. With a strong cast that includes Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Jean Smart, Tim Blake Nelson and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, you’ll be able to catch the subversive new show on Sky Atlantic later this month, thanks to an ongoing deal between the broadcaster and HBO.

Lindelof, who co-created and served as showrunner on Lost, is a passionate fan of the Watchmen comics, and was recently asked how many seasons the series would run for. The answer came as a surprise.

“I’m not being flippant when I say that the answer is one,” he told Deadline. “Does that mean that there isn’t going to be anymore Watchmen? Not necessarily. Does that mean that I will be working on subsequent seasons of Watchmen? I don’t know is the answer to that question. We designed these nine episodes to be as self-contained as the original 12 issues. We wanted to feel like there was a sense of completeness, to resolve the essential mystery at hand. Obviously, there is a potential promise for the further exploration of the world but like the seasons of Leftovers that I did as opposed to Lost, which was designed to have cliffhanger finales and a promise of future storytelling.”

A trailer for the series can be viewed below…

Watchmen will premiere on Sky Atlantic on October 21st at 9pm.