The superhero series, which was adapted from the comics into a drama about race and the criminal justice system, was hugely popular with viewers – many of whom felt bereft when the first season’s nine-episode run ended in December.
However, Lindelof told USA Today that he has told the story he wants to tell and has no interest in a second season, though he gave his blessing to HBO should the network want to pursue a new season with another writer-producer.
Sadly for fans this is unlikely to happen, as HBO programming chief Casey Bloys said: “It would be hard to imagine doing it without Damon involved in some way.”
Watchmen starred Regina King as a masked cop in Tulsa, in a 2019 when Robert Redford is president.
Lindelof was also behind hit shows Lost and The Leftovers. His next project is forthcoming film The Hunt, which he co-wrote with his long-time collaborator Nick Cuse.