When news broke that HBO had ordered a pilot for the show, many fans were left speculating if the series would actually get pass the suits… but it’s official now folks, the network just picked up a full series order for Watchmen, based on the acclaimed DC Comics graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. LOST creator Damon Lindelof is adapting the comic but he says it’s not a direct adaption, but more of a “remix” of the original graphic novel.
The network have yet to reveal what the show is about but they said it’s “set in an alternate history where ‘superheroes’ are treated as outlaws”. According to the showrunners, “Watchmen will embrace the nostalgia of the original graphic novel while attempting to break new ground on its own.”
HBO also shared a teaser image along with the full cast that includes Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr, Yahya Abdul Mateen II, Adelaide Clemens and more.
— HBO (@HBO) August 17, 2018
Although the 2009 film by Zack Snyder missed the marks in some ways, which resulted in many first-timers to the franchise being confused by the whole plot, the visuals were nonetheless stunning. This will be the first superhero series by HBO and we’re super excited for it to come out.
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