Watchmen boss responds to call for season 2 after Emmys success as Regina King insists the 'possibilities are infinite'

WATCHMEN boss Damon Lindelof has responded on the call for a second season after the major Emmys success, while Regina King insisted the "possibilities are infinite".

The creator of the American superhero drama based on the 1986 DC Comics series Watchmen has shattered fans dreams of gracing our screens with a follow up series, insisting that it would be a "huge betrayal".

On Sunday night the HBO production won a staggering 11 awards at the prestigious television awards – including Regina King for best actress in a limited series or movie.

Damon, who served as executive producer and writer, was also given recognition for his outstanding creativity for the show and won the award for best writing in a limited series or movie.

Speaking in the press room about their huge success, the Radio Times asked the question on everyone's lips – whether or not there is going to be a second season.

But it seems that Damon isn't too keen on the idea as he replied: "It would feel like a huge betrayal of winning limited series to come back and say, 'It was only a limited series'.

"Watchmen is something I've loved since I was 13 years old. Someone else created it and this was my run on it.

"I've invited any other artist who wants to take the baton."

Although star of the night Regina King – who plays Angela Abar in the popular TV series – said that she was be more than happy to play the part on-screen alter ego in the future.

However, she mentioned that Damon is pretty much the glue that holds the show together.

She added: "If Damon Lindelof doesn't see an entry point for season two… I think that the possibilities are infinite, but I feel that if Damon doesn't see it, then it's going to be a no for me."

But this news shouldn't come as a shock for fans as Damon has admitted in the past that he's told the story he wanted to tell.

He has given his "blessing" to move forward with another showrunner if they want to.

Speaking at the Television Critic's Association back in January, HBO's programming president Casey Bloys admitted that "it would be hard to imagine doing it without Damon involved in some way".

He said: "It's really in Damon's thinking about what he wants to do.

"If there's an idea that excited him about another season, another instalment, maybe like a Fargo, True Detective [anthology-type] take on it, or if he wants to do something different altogether."

Casey added: "We're very proud of Watchmen, but what I'm most interested in [is] what Damon wants to do."

Watchmen's first season premiered in October 2019 and came to an end back in December after nine successful episodes.

Catch Watchmen on Sky Catch Up and NOW TV.

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