DC Comics will have a new series on TV, but this time it will be on HBO. It was then recently confirmed that HBO gave the green light to a series based on the Watchmen comic.
According to Damon Lindelof, who will be the showrunner, the series will not be an adaptation of comics but will build its own story using also some themes covered in the original material.
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Damon Lindelof is best known for his work on the "Lost" series and most recently with the HBO production on the "Leftovers" series. HBO has also presented the official description of the series.
“In an alternate story“ superheroes ”are treated as outlaws, Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original graphic novel while trying to tread their new ways.”
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Previously, Damon Lindelof also noted that the series will be influenced by political figures such as Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and Theresa May also preserving this political focus that the original material always had, but in this case relative to the Cold War.
The cast will include Jeremy Irons, Regina King (who previously worked with Lindelof on "Leftovers"), Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson and Louis Gossett Jr. Other names associated with the project are Adelaide Clemens, Frances Fisher, Tom Mison (series protagonist). Sleepy Hollow) and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman's Black Blanket).
This will be the second Watchmen production. The first was Zack Snyder's film which premiered in 2009. It is also recalled that comics and film were one of the first projects involving superheroes to bet on adult content and, given that it will be HBO the broadcaster, we can expect the same kind of treatment from those involved.
The pilot episode was directed by Nicole Kassell and the series is scheduled to air in 2019. Given that it will be a HBO production with Damon Lindelof's “signature” at the very least, it promises.
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