The 2020 Primetime Emmy’s were very good to HBO’s Watchmen. The series is the first comic book adaptation to win a top Emmy award ever, per Variety!
The groundbreaking series took home the Best Limited Series Emmy making history for the genre. This isn’t the only “big” award of the night for the show. Regina King won Best Actress in a Limited Series, Yahya Abdul Mateen II won Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series, and Cord Jefferson and Damon Lindelof won best writing in a limited series or movie.
In total, Watchmen earned 11 Emmy’s for 9 episodes of television. This is a quite a feat especially for a comic based program. Show runner Damon Lindelof uses Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons 1986 Watchmen graphic novel as a guide for his modern live action tv series. He transforms the series into the present with a few new characters and a few familiar ones.
Lindelof swears the show is a true limited series. However, with all this success and fans clamoring for more, HBO might have a different idea.
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