HBO Officially Deems ‘Watchmen’ a Limited Series, Shaking Up Emmy Race

HBO Officially Deems ‘Watchmen’ a Limited Series, Shaking Up Emmy Race
The 2020 Emmy Season has one less mystery hanging over its head, as HBO announced Friday that its critically-acclaimed “Watchmen” series, as adapted by Damon Lindelof, will be entering the fray as a limited series — despite a winter spent competing as a drama series in associated guild and craft organization awards.

The premium cable giant released the following statement early Friday afternoon: “We discussed with the producers and felt limited series was the most accurate representation of the show and any possible future installments.”

The move seems strategic but not surprising for HBO, who benefits from the category adjustment on several levels. In recent months, “Succession” has positioned itself as the Emmy frontrunner for drama series, where “Watchmen” likely would have stood in fierce competition come September. Further, after the “Big Little Lies” brouhaha, where the first season was sold as a limited series, even as most everyone involved was bending
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