HBO Has Reportedly Met With Zack Snyder About a WATCHMEN TV Series
Zack Snyder's 2009 film adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' iconic comic series Watchmen was somewhat divisive. It wasn't a huge financial success, and it walked the fine line of being mega-faithful to the source material all the way up until the very end, which I think threw some people off and soured the whole film for them. It's a shame some people can't get past the ending, because Snyder essentially did the impossible by adapting a comic that was meant solely to exist as a comic (complete with commentary on the medium itself embedded into it).
Now it appears that Snyder is interested in revisiting that story in some capacity. Collider reports that Snyder has met with HBO to discuss a Watchmen TV series, though at this point that's all the information they have. There's no word yet on whether an eventual show would cover the same material Snyder already covered in the film, or if it might center on the comic prequels Before Watchmen that were released a few years ago. We'll have to wait and see how this pans out, but for now any details about the level of Snyder's involvement and the scope of the show remain a mystery. The story is so dense and sprawling that a mini-series might be a good idea, and it could allow them to maybe include the weirdest aspect of the comic's finale that just wouldn't work in the movie (I won't spoil it, but read the comic if you haven't yet — it's great).
For more, check out this fascinating talk about the film between notable nerd actor/writer Patton Oswalt and Watchmen star Patrick Wilson.