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Damon Lindelof is working on a Watchmen TV show for HBO


Who watches the Watchmen?

After the success of The Leftovers, Damon Lindelof is going to work with HBO on an adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen graphic novel.

Zack Snyder already brought us the big screen adaptation back in 2009, and he had been attached to the TV adaptation back in 2015. That now appears to be no longer the case.

I love the original graphic novel and was a fan of the film. However, I can see why it is not popular with some. Turning it into a TV show should work a lot better as it would give everything more room to live and breath. They could also interweave stories from the prequel comics, Before Watchmen. Yet it is such a beloved comic book that it would be very easy to upset the fans.

Now is quite a good time to get this moving again as the iconic smiley face badge and Doctor Manhattan have been showing up in recent DC comic books.

It is still very early days in the project so there is no casting news or any other details, but feel free to share who you would like to see play the various characters.

Is Lindelof the best choice for this? He can certainly tell an interesting story and has always been a fan of the original graphic novel. At the minute, I will say I am looking forward to hearing more about the show.

How do you feel about the news?

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  1. This is an unnecessary project and will be a massive yawn. I liked the graphic novel but not the film, but it was a one-ff 30 years ago and we’ve moved on, haven’t we? There is no purpose in milking Watchmen further other than as a cash grab. Adapt another project by a new creator, or better still, make something original. Enough of this stuff already. If you’ve got to do off-beat superhero live action, dig up the DC Silver Age B-listers like Metamorpho and the Metal Men or something like that. Hell, I’d prefer the Inferior Five to another Watchmen adaptation.

    • True, there are lots of other great characters and stories out there. Inferior Five would be a blast and I am always up for some Metal Men.

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