With a leading 26 Emmy nominations this year, HBOs Guardians is definitely a juggernaut when it comes to the Creative Arts Emmys and Sunday’s Primetime Emmys ceremony. On the third night of the creative arts ceremony on Wednesday, Damon Lindelof’s alternative universe adaptation of the critically acclaimed graphic novel took home four trophies, which may be just the beginning of the sci-fi drama starring Regina King.
Guardians scored the Emmys tonight for excellent film for a limited series or movie, excellent fantasy / sci-fi costumes, unique single-camera image editing for a limited series or movie, and excellent sound mixing for a limited series or movie.
In addition to its technical performance, Guardians fighting for some of the Emmys̵
Based on the DC Comics series created by Dave Gibbons and Alan Moore, Guardians takes place in an alternative version of the 20th century, where vigilantes – once celebrated as heroes – have been banned because of their violent methods of extracting justice. In this version of America, episodes of racial violence break out in Tulsa, OK, as yellow masked police officers face a white supremacist group known as the Seventh Cavalry.
The limited series was instantly a fan favorite, and audiences are thirsty for another season, but based on what Lindelof has shared, the chances of a follow-up are slim to none.