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HBO Orders WATCHMEN to Series

August 17, 2018 by  


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WATCHMEN is officially coming to television: HBO has ordered the reimagining of the classic graphic novel to series.

The new series, from LOST/LEFTOVERS boss Damon Lindelof, is “set in an alternate history where ‘superheroes’ are treated as outlaws,” HBO says. “WATCHMEN embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own.” (The Alan Moore novel was previously made into a 2008 film.)

Lindelof (who has documented parts of the process of making the WATCHMEN pilot on Instagram) previously penned a post explaining why the property meant to so much to him—and how they’d handle the not-quite-adaptation of the original story.

“Those original twelve issues are our Old Testament,” he wrote in May. “When the New Testament came along, it did not erase what came before it. Creation. The Garden of Eden. Abraham and Isaac. The Flood. It all happened. And so it will be with WATCHMEN. The Comedian died. Dan and Laurie fell in love. Ozymandias saved the world and Dr. Manhattan left it just after blowing Rorschach to pieces in the bitter cold of Antarctica. To be clear. WATCHMEN is canon.”

Beyond that, however, details are slim about what the show will consist of. Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Adelaide Clemens, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing, Lily Rose Smith, and Adelynn Spoon star in the drama.

WATCHMEN will debut on HBO in 2019.

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