The 2009 Watchmen film is a classic superhero film, surprisingly close to the birth of the MCU. But did the 2019 HBO series capture lightning in a bottle twice? Did it do well enough to warrant Watchmen: Season 2?
The show ended neatly enough. Despite the new Dr. Manhattan, series creator Damon Lindelof felt it wasn’t meant to be a cliffhanger. Does that mean that the series is over? Here’s everything you should know about Watchmen: Season 2.
When Is Watchmen: Season 2 Coming Out?
The 2019 Watchmen TV series is a limited series, meaning it’s not meant to go on and on. Unfortunately, this means that Watchmen: Season 2 is unlikely to ever happen. In an interview with Variety, series creator Damon Lindelof says that Season 1 is already the complete story he had for Watchmen.
However, Watchmen wasn’t always considered a limited series. HBO reclassified Watchmen as a limited series a few months after the show had ended. Lindelof even toyed around a bit with the concept of coming back for Watchmen: Season 2. But when it seemed like he made up his mind about not coming back, HBO slapped on the limited label. They claim it has the potential for additional installments, but who knows if they actually plan on pushing through.
One thing that might be discouraging HBO is the mixed reception. Reviewers liked it well enough, giving the show a 96% on Rotten Tomatoes, but the audience score tanked to a lowly 56%.
What Could Watchmen: Season 2 Be About?
If Watchmen: Season 2 were to come out, what would it be about? The general plot shouldn’t be too hard to guess. In the Season 1 finale, Angela gains the power of Dr. Manhattan. So, Season 2 would most likely be about her learning to harness that power and what she would do with it.
And as long as a power as great as Dr. Manhattan’s that exists, there will always be those who want it for less-than-righteous reasons. Adrian Veidt may be in custody now, but if superhero series have taught us anything, it’s that bad guys can always come back.
Watchmen: Season 2 Cast
Until Watchmen: Season 2 is green-lighted, there’s no way to confidently tell which cast members stay and which won’t. It would be weird to see an entirely new cast for no reason though. So, assuming that most of them stay, here’s who you can expect to see in Watchmen: Season 2.
Regina King as Angela Abar / Sister Night
Don Johnson as Judd Crawford
Tim Blake Nelson as Wade Tillman / Looking Glass
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Cal Abar / Dr. Manhattan and Calvin Jelani
Jean Smart as Laurie Blake
Hong Chau as Lady Trieu
Andrew Howard as Red Scare
Jacob Ming-Trent as Panda
Tom Mison as Mr. Phillips
Jeremy Irons as Adrian Veidt
Some of these cast members have characters that died in the previous season, such as Judd Crawford and Cal Abar. They can still appear, though, if the next entry will be a prequel, or they could appear in flashbacks.
Where To Watch Watchmen In The US
You can buy or stream the first season of Watchmen from Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Google Play, Max, Spectrum TV, and Vudu. It shouldn’t be a stretch to say that Watchmen: Season 2 will also come out on these platforms for US viewers. That’s if it ever comes out at all.
Where To Watch Watchmen In The UK
Though the choices are slightly more limited, UK fans still have decent options. Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Chili, Google Play, and Sky TV all currently have Watchmen: Season 1.
If, for some reason, Watchmen: Season 2 comes out on a platform that’s exclusive to the US or UK, don’t panic. You can always use a VPN to bypass geo-restrictions, and access said platform.
How Many Episodes Will Watchmen: Season 2 Have?
It’s not easy to predict how many episodes Watchmen: Season 2 could have. Watchmen: Season 1 had nine episodes. However, on the unlikely chance that Season 2 becomes a reality, the production team would likely be completely different. At the very least, the showrunner would no longer be Damon Lindelof.
If that’s the case, the new showrunner’s vision for the show might be shorter or longer than Lindelof’s. So, the episode count could be anything, really.
Does Watchmen: Season 2 Have A Trailer?
Considering that the future of the show is murky at best, no, Watchmen: Season 2 doesn’t have a trailer out. You’d have to wait for an official announcement before you can even begin to hope for a trailer.
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