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2019-10-09 02:13:57 UTC
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Damon Lindelof designed Watchmen as a self-contained one season series
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In addition to screening the premiere of the new Watchmen series at
New York Comic-Con over the weekend, Damon Lindelof gave more details
on what will be explored this season while also revealing this may be
the only one we see.

In discussing the upcoming series with Deadline at the convention,
Lindelof revealed that unlike his work on ABC's long-running mystery
series Lost, he and his writer's room crafted the nine-episode season
as a self-contained story that would have a total resolution.

"Does that mean that there isn't going to be anymore Watchmen? Not
necessarily," Lindelof said. "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."

Though he acknowledges the fact there is plenty of potential to keep
the series going following the first season, and that it could very
well happen should the audience show enough hunger for more, Lindelof
describes the first nine episodes as a great enough challenge on their
own that he and his crew wanted to ensure they nailed this season
before they even started toying with the idea of future ones.

Set in an alternate history where "superheroes" are treated as
outlaws, Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original
groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of
its own. Originally published as a 12-issue miniseries beginning in
1986, Watchmen quickly become one of sequential art's most acclaimed
stories. The original story centers on a murder-mystery before
unfolding into a planet-altering conspiracy that ultimately asks where
the fine line is drawn between heroes and villains.

The series is made up of an ensemble cast that includes Jeremy Irons
(Justice League) as an older Ozymandias, Regina King (The Leftovers),
Don Johnson (Django Unchained), Louis Gossett Jr. (Hap and Leonard),
Tim Blake Nelson (Colossal), Adelaide Clemens (Rectify), Andrew
Howard (Bates Motel), Frances Fisher (Masters of Sex), Jacob
Ming-Trent (White Famous), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (The Handmaid's Tale),
Sara Vickers (The Crown), Tom Mison (Sleepy Hollow), Jean Smart (Fargo)
as a mysterious FBI agent, and James Wolk (Zoo, Tell Me a Story). 

Lindelof serves as creator, writer, showrunner, and executive producer
on the Watchmen series, with Tom Spezialy, Stephen Williams, and Joseph
Iberti also executive producing. Nicole Kassell will executive produce
and direct the pilot. The series comes from Lindelof's White Rabbit in
association with Warner Bros. Television and is based on the DC Comics
characters.


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2019-10-09 02:16:13 UTC
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  Damon Lindelof designed Watchmen as a self-contained one season series
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  In addition to screening the premiere of the new Watchmen series at
  New York Comic-Con over the weekend, Damon Lindelof gave more details
  on what will be explored this season while also revealing this may be
  the only one we see.
Just like 'Lost'?
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2019-10-09 02:30:47 UTC
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From ComingSoon.net ...
  Damon Lindelof designed Watchmen as a self-contained one season series
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------
  In addition to screening the premiere of the new Watchmen series at
  New York Comic-Con over the weekend, Damon Lindelof gave more details
  on what will be explored this season while also revealing this may be
  the only one we see.
Just like 'Lost'?
Not really. They claimed 'Lost' had a planned storyline, but the
reality is only the first (maybe second) season is even remotely worth
watching, after that it simply all turned to nonsense garbage made up
as they went along.
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2019-10-09 06:55:00 UTC
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From ComingSoon.net ...
  Damon Lindelof designed Watchmen as a self-contained one season series
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------
  In addition to screening the premiere of the new Watchmen series at
  New York Comic-Con over the weekend, Damon Lindelof gave more details
  on what will be explored this season while also revealing this may be
  the only one we see.
Just like 'Lost'?
Not really. They claimed 'Lost' had a planned storyline, but the reality
is only the first (maybe second) season is even remotely worth watching,
after that it simply all turned to nonsense garbage made up as they went
along.
Yes, I know. It is the modern prototype of the "Rancid Onion blowing
soap bubbles filled with flaming stupidity".
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Adam H. Kerman
2019-10-09 17:40:30 UTC
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From ComingSoon.net ...
Damon Lindelof designed Watchmen as a self-contained one season series
----------------------------------------------------------------------
In addition to screening the premiere of the new Watchmen series at
New York Comic-Con over the weekend, Damon Lindelof gave more details
on what will be explored this season while also revealing this may be
the only one we see.
Just like 'Lost'?
Not really. They claimed 'Lost' had a planned storyline, but the reality
is only the first (maybe second) season is even remotely worth watching,
after that it simply all turned to nonsense garbage made up as they went
along.
Yes, I know. It is the modern prototype of the "Rancid Onion blowing
soap bubbles filled with flaming stupidity".
It was obvious 2/3 of the way into season 1 that there was no planned
storyline, that they were forever introducing all new plot complications
without resolving any of the old ones.

I remember one plot line that was resolved: Why wasn't Hurley losing
weight? He found a lifetime supply of 40 year old mayonaise. Was there
another plot line resolved? Not that I recall.
David Johnston
2019-10-09 02:32:01 UTC
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 From ComingSoon.net ...
   Damon Lindelof designed Watchmen as a self-contained one season series
   ----------------------------------------------------------------------
   In addition to screening the premiere of the new Watchmen series at
   New York Comic-Con over the weekend, Damon Lindelof gave more details
   on what will be explored this season while also revealing this may be
   the only one we see.
Just like 'Lost'?
Um...what? Didn't "Lost" season one end on a cliffhanger?
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2019-10-09 03:08:58 UTC
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 From ComingSoon.net ...
   Damon Lindelof designed Watchmen as a self-contained one season series
   ----------------------------------------------------------------------
   In addition to screening the premiere of the new Watchmen series at
   New York Comic-Con over the weekend, Damon Lindelof gave more details
   on what will be explored this season while also revealing this may be
   the only one we see.
Just like 'Lost'?
Um...what? Didn't "Lost" season one end on a cliffhanger?
Technically all LOST seasons ended on a cliffhanger... EVEN season six..



For all we know in the series finale, the survivors of Flight 815 walked into the chapel light ...


... and onto the set of WATCHMEN !


LOL






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2019-10-09 06:53:30 UTC
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 From ComingSoon.net ...
   Damon Lindelof designed Watchmen as a self-contained one season series
----------------------------------------------------------------------
   In addition to screening the premiere of the new Watchmen series at
   New York Comic-Con over the weekend, Damon Lindelof gave more details
   on what will be explored this season while also revealing this may be
   the only one we see.
Just like 'Lost'?
Um...what?  Didn't "Lost" season one end on a cliffhanger?
*whoosh*
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"You need to believe in things that aren't true. How else can they become?"
David Johnston
2019-10-10 04:24:03 UTC
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 From ComingSoon.net ...
   Damon Lindelof designed Watchmen as a self-contained one season series
----------------------------------------------------------------------
   In addition to screening the premiere of the new Watchmen series at
   New York Comic-Con over the weekend, Damon Lindelof gave more details
   on what will be explored this season while also revealing this may be
   the only one we see.
Just like 'Lost'?
Um...what?  Didn't "Lost" season one end on a cliffhanger?
*whoosh*
Yes. Hence the "um...what" reaction.
Dimensional Traveler
2019-10-10 06:54:28 UTC
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 From ComingSoon.net ...
   Damon Lindelof designed Watchmen as a self-contained one season series
----------------------------------------------------------------------
   In addition to screening the premiere of the new Watchmen series at
   New York Comic-Con over the weekend, Damon Lindelof gave more details
   on what will be explored this season while also revealing this may be
   the only one we see.
Just like 'Lost'?
Um...what?  Didn't "Lost" season one end on a cliffhanger?
*whoosh*
Yes.  Hence the "um...what" reaction.
'Lost' should have been a 1/2 to 1 season show. That's all they had
story for. Instead we got a Rancid Nuclear Onion for seven seasons.
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