Friday, 17 August 2018

Watchmen Ordered To Series At HBO

To no real surprise whatsoever, HBO has ordered its Watchmen pilot to series!

The drama comes to HBO through Damon Lindelof's White Rabbit production in association with Warner Bros. Television and yes, the show is based on the characters from DC Comics.

The comics were previously adapted for film by Zack Snyder and the series will not be adapting directly from Alan Moore's graphic novel. Instead, Lindelof has dubbed his version a “remix” of the original material, though many of the characters remaining intact.

Lindelof's lengthy cast includes Regina King, who starred in the second season of previous HBO drama Leftovers, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr. and a host of others.

HBO have been aggresively adding to its dramatic and genre outings as it looks to the future without Game of Thrones, which is of course ending. J.J. Abrams' Demimonde, Jordan Peele and Misha Green's Lovecraft Country, Joss Whedon's The Nevers and Zendaya starrer Euphoria are some of the projects given a series order in recent months.

The network released a logline for Watchmen with the following description: "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."