A USA Today story receiving widespread attention saying "HBO won't pursue second season of Watchmen after creator bows out" was based on Damon Lindelof telling the newspaper earlier this week that he won't return for Season 2 and HBO programming president Casey Bloys saying Wednesday he's unlikely to renew Watchmen without Linfelof. But as Ben Travers points out, there's something fishy about USA Today's report. As Travers explains, "Bloys’ non-update update (on Wednesday) was sticking with what he’s always said when asked about the future of Watchmen, but then came a USA Today article claiming to have an answer from Lindelof. After citing their own version of the above quotes from Bloys, the piece states that Lindelof has no interest in a second season. While that may seem as open-and-shut as the headline implies, there are a few red flags here: For one, they spoke to Lindelof 'this week,' which implies he’s not responding to Bloys’ statement, but instead a similar question about Watchmen’s future obtained earlier, likely on the red carpet for the Critic’s Choice Awards. For another, none of Lindelof’s statements are direct quotations. Lastly and most importantly, this is what Lindelof has been saying for ages. Even if he was responding to Bloys’ statements directly (which he’s not), Watchmen’s future is still up in the air." Bloys appeared to confirm that Watchmen isn't dead by tweeting out a Decider article with the headline: "Watchmen Season 2 Still A Possibility At HBO, Despite Reports."