Damon Lindelof trusts that there’s more Watchmen later on – however he wouldn’t like to make it himself.
The Emmy designations for 2020 have been reported, and Watchmen earned by a wide margin the most gestures – 26 altogether. It’s an enormous figure, and incorporates six assignments across acting classes and three across coordinating. Showrunner Damon Lindelof is exceptionally content with this- – yet it doesn’t mean he’s returning for season 2.
Lindelof has addressed Entertainment Weekly about the show’s Emmy achievement, and said that he’s exceptionally satisfied with it. “I expect nothing in this day and age, and I think that it’s hard to put too much stock and invest in award shows,” he says. “But at the same time, we all have to acknowledge that they mean something because it’s our peers. I didn’t really realize how much I cared until my heart started racing.”
Lindelof said that he and his better half “shrieked out loud” when Jeremy Irons was named for his presentation as Adrian Veidt, and that he’s happy for all the specialized assignments as well.
“The best part of it is not how many nominations, but it’s all these people that I worked with over the course of two years, my creative partners, whether they worked in the camera department or the sound mixing or they were composing the score or doing the costumes,” he says.
Asked which designations he was generally cheerful about, Lindelof referenced two. Lou Gossett Jr’s. selection implied a great deal to him, he stated, on the grounds that ha has “worshiped him from afar as just a lover of cinema and storytelling” since youth.
He was likewise glad to see music chief Liza Richardson, who he recently worked with on The Leftovers, designated. “Music supervision is an art form, and it was just great to see her sort of singled out and recognized for that,” he says.
Inquired as to whether this progressions his situation on not returning for more Watchmen, Lindelof multiplied down, saying that while he trusts another person makes something, it won’t be him.
“I’m so proud of the work that we all did. But this show only worked because othe told the story and I got out of the way, and that was not easy for me. I’m not saying this because I’m being modest; I’m a narcissist, for sure, but in the case of Watchmen, the magic occurred and that could never be replicated.”
“I hope there’s more Watchmen,” Lindelof says. “I really feel like that space is now open for others to come and play in, and I really look forward to what they do with it.”
Watchmen was renamed as a Limited Series subsequent to airing, which likewise halfway clarifies how it had the option to get such a large number of selections – it ruled in those classes.
Watchmen was GameSpot’s preferred demonstration of 2019, and is probably going to win Emmys in a few classes.