Damon Lindelof’s WATCHMEN Officially Ordered to Series By HBO
HBO has officially ordered Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen to series and I'm pretty excited about that. The series is based on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons DC graphic novel, but the series will not be an adaptation of that. It will be set in the same alternate history universe where superheroes are treated as outlaws, but the story will focus on a whole new present day setting and characters.
This series will expand on that universe and Lindelof has stressed that he would not be messing with the original story, which is the best way to handle the material without pissing off the fans. The official description released is as follows:
"Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own."
When talking about the new characters that will fill the story, Lindelof said:
"Some of the characters will be unknown. New faces. New masks to cover them. We also intend to revisit the past century of Costumed Adventuring through a surprising yet familiar set of eyes…and it is here we will be taking our greatest risks."
The cast for the series includes 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.
Lindelof will write and executive produce the series and Nicole Kassell will direct and executive produce.