Watchmen is a superhero drama series created for HBO. It is a continuation of the 1986 DC Comics series Watchmen. Damon Lindelof not only created the first season but also wrote and produced it. The series is technically a sequel set 34 years after the events in the comic books within the same alternate reality. But Lindelof has likened it to a remix of the comics by introducing new characters and conflicts, rather than a reboot.
The first season revolves around the events related to racist violence in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2019. Seventh Kavalry is a white supremacist group that takes up arms against the Police for perceived racial injustice. This causes the Police to conceal their identities to prevent the Seventh Kavalry from targeting them in their homes. Detective Angela Abar known as Sister Night investigates the murder of a Superior, Judd Crawford which leads to secrets regarding the situations around vigilantism.
The first season released on October 19th, 2019, and ran till December 15th.
Will there be a Watchmen Season 2? Where can I watch the series?
After the first season, Lindelof left his role as showrunner after stating that he had completed his intended story. HBO confirmed that it will not have any plan to continue the show without Lindelof. It reclassified the show as a limited series with possible future installments.
Since Season 1 received plenty of critical acclaims and fan praise, there might be a possibility of a second season. But as of June 2020 nothing has been officially confirmed yet. So it is not very likely that we will be given a release date for season 2 before 2021.
Nevertheless, if the series does get renewed, viewers can watch it on HBO Network. It is also available on Disney+Hotstar and Amazon Prime Video.
Cast: Which cast members are coming back? Will we see any new faces?
If HBO does opt to create a Season 2, the following characters are expected to be back:
- Regina King as Angela Abar
- Tim Blake Nelson as Wade Tillman
- Jean Smart as Laurie Blake
- Jeremy Irons as Adrian Veidt
- Louis Gossett Jr. as Will Reeves
Whether we will see anew face or not can only be confirmed if a Season 2 is there on the cards.