The Hollywood Reporter speaks with the erstwhile Angela Abar about the ending of ‘Watchmen,’ and why she’s hesitant about a second season.
It’s October 21, 2019. The Hollywood Reporter publishes an interview with Regina King the morning after the Watchmen series premiere, presented in the style of how Doctor Manhattan experiences time. It’s October 2 when the interview with King takes place in a Manhattan hotel room, as the once and future Angela Abar admires the poster for the HBO drama: “Now that is freaking cool.”
It’s December 13, two days before the first (and potentially only) Watchmen finale airs on HBO. THR speaks with showrunner Damon Lindelof, who reveals the key to the ending was hiding in plain sight all along: that same poster, featuring King’s Sister Night bathed in blue light, standing in front of a yolkish yellow clock. It’s December 16, two days after the finale, and speaking once again with THR, King finds herself in newfound awe of the poster.
“I’m not even going to lie: I surely did not,” King says when asked if she had known all along that the poster pointed to Angela’s fate as the egg-eating heir apparent to Doctor Manhattan. “I was on social media yesterday and saw a lot of people with the poster up saying, ‘It was right in front of us all along!’ And I went, ‘Oh my god, it was right in front of me all along!’ Jesus, I didn’t even see it!”
It’s December 16 when THR publishes this second conversation with King, in which she surveys the events of Watchmen now that the story has been told. The interview is once again presented in the Doctor Manhattan style, until it’s not — even if King herself is still contemplating Watchmen in that same time-displaced way.
Read the whole interview/article in our press library.