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Greenlit: ‘Watchmen’ Gets a Series Order at HBO + More Projects Preparing to Cast

Greenlit means a project is officially a go, so all you have to do is follow these leads to stay up to date. You never know where you’ll find an opportunity to land an audition! “Watchmen” HBO has officially joined the superhero movement. The network has ordered Damon Lindelof’s “Watchmen” to series, set to debut in 2019. Based on the DC graphic novel of the same name, “Watchmen” is set in an alternate history where superheroes are treated as outlaws. The pilot, which was directed by Nicole Kassell, starred Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, and Tim Blake Nelson, among others, who will continue their roles in the show, which will feature familiar characters and new faces alike. Vickie Thomas is doing the casting duties for the series, so keep an eye on her door for future opportunities. “BeetlejuiceBroadway is on a film-to-stage kick, and one of the
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HBO Renews Late-Night Series ‘Random Acts of Flyness’ for Season 2 – Watch a Teaser (Video)

HBO has renewed sketch series “Random Acts of Flyness” for a second season.

“We couldn’t be happier with the response to ‘Random Acts of Flyness’ – it’s struck such a powerful chord with our viewers,” said Nina Rosenstein, executive vice president, HBO Programming. “We’re thrilled to bring Terence and his team back for a second season of this provocative, remarkable series.”

From Terence Nance, “Random Acts of Kindness” explores “patriarchy, white supremacy and sensuality from a new, thought-provoking perspective,” per its description.

Also Read: Damon Lindelof's 'Watchmen' Ordered to Series at HBO

Here’s more: A fluid, stream-of-consciousness response to the contemporary American mediascape, “Random Acts of Flyness” features a handful of interconnected vignettes in each episode, showcasing an ensemble cast of emerging and established talent. The show is a mix of vérité documentary, musical performances, surrealist melodrama and humorous animation. Nance and his collaborators
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Why Damon Lindelof's HBO Watchmen should be a triumph

The Lost showrunner is bringing Alan Moore’s classic to the cable channel next year – and the superfans are already moaning about it. But could they be jumping the gun?

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.

Related: From Watchmen to Catch-22: can TV tackle 'unfilmable' books?
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Who Watches The "Watchmen" TV Series ?

A "Watchmen" episodic , live-action 'superhero' TV series has officially been greenlit by HBO, based on characters from writer Alan Moore's 1986 DC Comics property, in a 'remix' of the original material, according to writer, showrunner Damon Lindelof:

"...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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HBO orders Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen to series

HBO has announced that it has granted a series order to Watchmen, Damon Lindelof’s small screen adaptation of the seminal superhero comic book series from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons.

Nothing ever ends. #WatchmenHBO #DamonLindelof pic.twitter.com/ioJU0dQipw

— HBO (@HBO) August 17, 2018

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
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Watchmen: HBO Orders Damon Lindelof Series Based on Iconic Superhero Comic

The Watchmen are coming to the small screen. Today, HBO announced they've ordered a TV show based on the classic comic book by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons.

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.

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HBO Picks Up ‘Watchmen’ Series From ‘Lost’ Co-Creator

HBO has ordered an adaptation of the beloved graphic novel Watchmen that will be written and executive produced by Damon Lindelof, Variety reports. Lindelof is known for his work on acclaimed TV series (Lost, The Leftovers) as well as blockbuster films (Star Trek Into Darkness).

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.
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HBO order' Watchmen' comic books to series

HBO order' Watchmen' comic books to series
Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof to serve as Ep on long-cherished dream.

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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HBO has picked up Damon Lindelof's Watchmen pilot for a full series

  • JoBlo
“All we ever see of stars are their old photographs.” -Alan Moore, Watchmen Hurm, it would appear that HBO liked what they saw in Damon Lindelof's Watchmen pilot, because the cable network has announced that they've given the highly-anticipated project a full series order. The show, now scheduled for a 2019 premiere, is expected to present fans of Alan Moore and Dave... Read More...
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HBO Picks Up Full Season Of Damon Lindelof’s ‘Watchmen’ TV Series

After all the drama that surrounded bringing the “Watchmen” TV series to the pilot stage, which included creator-writer Damon Lindelof begging fans to give it a shot, it looks like HBO is ready to give the show a real shot. HBO has reportedly given the highly-anticipated, highly-questionable “Watchmen” TV series a full season order.

Read More: Damon Lindelof Begs Fans To Give His “Remixed” ‘Watchmen’ Adaptation A Shot

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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Watchmen Gets Series Order at HBO

Watchmen will be getting the premium cable treatment in 2019.

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.

Related: Watchmen Casts Regina King, Don Johnson

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.
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HBO Picks Up Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen TV Show For Full Series

HBO’s picked up Damon Lindelof’s reworked take on Alan Moore and Dave GibbonsWatchmen for a full series, reports Deadline. This isn’t exactly surprising, given the positive things said by HBO executive Casey Bloys last month on the pilot – “They did a great job. Damon wrote a phenomenal script, and Nikki Kassell did an amazing job shooting the show.” – but it’s still nice to get confirmation that we’re actually going to watch the Watchmen.

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:
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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.
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HBO Picks up ‘Watchmen’ to Series; Releases Ad Teasing “Nothing Ever Ends…”

It looks like HBO has picked up Damon Lindelof’s adaptation of Watchmen to series. The network just released this ad teasing “Nothing Ever Ends…” and a 2019 release date: Nothing ever ends. #WatchmenHBO #DamonLindelof pic.twitter.com/ioJU0dQipw — HBO (@HBO) August 17, 2018 As we previously reported, the show stars Tom Mison, Jeremy Irons, Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Dylan Schombing, Lily Rose Smith, Adelynn Spoon, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman), Louis Gossett Jr. (Hap and Leonard), Adelaide Clemens (Rectify), Frances Fisher (Titanic), Jacob Ming-Trent (White Famous), and Andrew Howard (Hatfields and McCoys). However, don’t …
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Damon Lindelof’s ‘Watchmen’ TV Series Officially Picked Up, Will Debut in 2019 [Updated]

Update: HBO has officially picked up Damon Lindelof’s new take on Watchmen, which isn’t an adaptation or a sequel as much as a remix of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ iconic comic book series. Nothing ever ends. #WatchmenHBO #DamonLindelof pic.twitter.com/ioJU0dQipw — HBO (@HBO) August 17, 2018 Our original story about actor Jeremy Irons joining the […]

The post Damon Lindelof’s ‘Watchmen’ TV Series Officially Picked Up, Will Debut in 2019 [Updated] appeared first on /Film.
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HBO Has Ordered Damon Lindelof’s “Watchmen” Series!

HBO Has Ordered Damon Lindelof’s “Watchmen” Series!
“In the end? Nothing ends, Adrian. Nothing ever ends.” Damon Lindelof’s “Watchmen” has officially been ordered to series at HBO, reports Variety. 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. HBO’s official description of the […]
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‘Watchmen’: HBO Officially Orders Damon Lindelof’s Adaptation to Series, Sets 2019 Release and Cast List

Following a lot of buzz around the pilot, HBO has officially ordered Damon Lindelof’s “Watchmen” adaptation to series. The new take on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ 1986-87 graphic novel is slated to premiere in 2019.

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
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Watchmen: HBO Orders Damon Lindelof Adaptation to Series; 2019 Debut Eyed

Watchmen: HBO Orders Damon Lindelof Adaptation to Series; 2019 Debut Eyed
Watchmen is officially a go at HBO. The cabler has placed a series order for the long-gestating TV adaptation of the DC Comics property, from Lost and Leftovers Ep Damon Lindelof. An HBO rep declined to divulge how many episodes Season 1 will consist of. The series will debut in 2019.

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.
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‘Watchmen’ Is A Go: Damon Lindelof’s Pilot Picked Up To Series By HBO

  • Deadline
HBO has handed a series order to Watchmen, Damon Lindelof’s take on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ iconic limited comic series, for a 2019 premiere. The project boasts an A-list cast led by Jeremy Irons, Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson and Louis Gossett Jr.

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,
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‘Watchmen’ Ordered to Series at HBO

  • Variety
‘Watchmen’ Ordered to Series at HBO
Damon Lindelof’s “Watchmen” has officially been ordered to series at HBO.

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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