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HBO’s new Watchmen series is going to make a lot of people very angry. The whole thing is loaded with red flags: it’s an adaptation of a beloved comic book, the comic book’s creator is notorious for being opposed to any adaptations of his work and the series will take several unforgivable liberties with the text. This alone should ensure that it will be greeted with more roiling, seething below-the-line fanboy spite than anything else on TV.
But that’s not all. The biggest red flag is something else: the HBO Watchmen series is being written by Damon Lindelof.
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"...set in an alternate history where 'superheroes' are treated as fascist vigilante outlaws, 'Watchmen' embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own."
Cast includes Regina King ("The Leftovers"), Don Johnson ("Miami Vice"), Jeremy Irons ("Dead Ringers"), Tim Blake Nelson, and Louis Gossett Jr.
"First and foremost, if you are angry that I'm working on 'Watchmen', I am sorry", said Lindelof, responding to "Watchmen" creator Moore, objecting to Lindelof 'remixing' his work.
"Alan Moore is an extraordinary talent of mythic proportion. I wrote him a letter, parts of which are not dissimilar to this one, because I owed him
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As previously revealed, the series will not be a direct adaptation of the comic, but rather a “remix” set within the same world but featuring an original story. The official logline reads:
“Set in an alternate history where ‘superheroes’ are treated as outlaws, Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own.”
Set to feature in the cast of the series are Regina King (American Crime), Jeremy Irons (Justice League), Don Johnson (Miami Vice), Tim Blake Nelson (The Incredible Hulk), Louis Gossett Jr. (Iron Eagle), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman), Adelaide Clemens (Rectify), Andrew Howard (Truth or
From Ep Damon Lindelof, the superhero drama will embrace "the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own." The cast includes Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Adelaide Clemens, Andrew Howard, and Tom Mison.
As opposed to the divisive Zack Snyder-directed big screen adaptation in 2009, HBO said its Watchmen will “embrace the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own.” The cast features Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson and more.
Damon Lindelof’s long-in-the-works television version of the classic Watchmen comic books has been officially ordered to series by HBO, with a 2019 premiere anticipated.
The TV take on the Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons DC Comics books has been in the works for several years, with HBO reportedly discussing the project at one time with Zack Snyder, director of the ill-fated 2009 feature version.
Lindelof, best known as one of the creators of Lost, will executive produce the series, which will be produced by his White Rabbit company in association with Warner Bros Television.
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For those that haven’t been keeping track of this series’ development, “Watchmen” is the adaptation of what is regarded as one of best, if not the best, comic book series of all time.
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In the least unsurprising news in some time, HBO has handed a series order out to Watchmen. Lost Executive Producer Damon Lindelof will spearhead the project which boasts a cast that includes big names.
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 are all slated to appear.
Watchmen is set in an alternate reality in which superheroes are treated as the villains. This is not the first stab at a live-action project set in the Watchmen universe.
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A movie based on the comic book series was released in 2009, but it received a polarizing reception from both critics and viewers and failed to make a splash at the box office.
Now that the network’s moving full steam ahead with the series, the particulars of what the show will be about should start becoming a little less fuzzy. At the moment, we know that the adaptation’s eager to disassociate itself with Zack Snyder’s 2009 big screen effort and is set to break new ground.
In fact, back in May, Lindelof wrote an open letter to fans in which he said:
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.
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HBO also released a detailed cast list, including previously announced cast members like Regina King (“The Leftovers”), Jeremy Irons (“Dead Ringers”), Tim Blake Nelson, and Don Johnson (“Book Club”), as well as as Jacob Ming-Trent, Dylan Schombing, Lily Rose Smith, and Adelynn Spoon. The rest of the cast includes Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Adelaide Clemens, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, and Sara Vickers.
Lindelof reunites with his “Leftovers” executive producer Tom Spezialy on the series, as well as a former “Leftovers” director Nicole Kassell, who directed the pilot and is also attached to “Watchmen” as an executive producer. Stephen Williams (“Lost”) will also direct and produce, and Joseph Iberti (“Boardwalk Empire
Lindelof’s Watchmen is set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws. Per HBO, the new series “embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own.”
The insane cast is a veritable who’s who of acting vets and genre faves.
Set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws, Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own. As Lindelof noted in a letter to fans, the series is not an adaptation of the 12 issues of the comic but an original story that remixes them.
HBO programming president Casey Bloys hinted at a likely series pickup for the Watchmen pilot, written by Lindelof and directed by Nicole Kassell, at TCA last month.
“I have very, very high hopes,” Bloys said of the pilot then. “They did a great job. Damon wrote a phenomenal script,
The series is based on the DC graphic novel from Alan Moore, artist Dave Gibbons, and colorist John Higgins. It is set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws. The series is slated to debut in 2019.
The cast 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, with Nicole Kassell directing the pilot and executive producing. Stephen Williams will also direct and executive produce, with Joseph Iberti and Tom Spezialy also executive producing. “Watchmen” is produced for HBO by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television, based on characters from DC. HBO’s official description of the series says, “‘Watchmen’ embraces
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