Damon Lindelof Begins Work on HBO's WATCHMEN Series
To this day fans are divided about 2009's Watchmen movie. Some think it's a good adaptation, some think it's better than nothing, and others think its trash. Zack Snyder's crack at the epic graphic novel was no simple task. Now that the Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons‘ comic book is being developed into an HBO series, I'm sure it seems to be a bit of a daunting task.
It was announced that Lost executive producer Damon Lindelof was going to work on the new adaptation of the show, but today Lindelof confirmed that he has actually started work on the series on his Instagram account.
The photo shows what appears to be the statue of Hollis Mason, the original 1940s era superhero Nite-Owl from Watchmen, sitting on a conference table. Dare we presume that is the writer's room? He posted the caption "Day One" which can only mean work has officially begun.
Because the writing process is just beginning now, we are probably still a long way from casting and getting an official premiere date. Will the series just follow the book beat for beat and then expand upon it in future seasons? Or will they take a completely different direction with the beloved characters?
I have to say with Watchmen calling HBO home, I am pretty excited about the series. The cable network has a nearly flawless track record, but Lindelof does not. So time will tell. Let's hope this one is a good one.