Watchmen TV series with Damon Lindelof has begun production
It appears that the promised Watchmen TV series is beginning production. HBO is reportedly working on a TV version of the classic Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons comic book with The Leftovers‘ Damon Lindelof. Today Lindelof posted a pic on his Instagram account showing a certain vigilante’s legs on a statue with the words, “In gratitude.” You can check out the post below. Fans of the comic will recognize this statue and what nefarious use it’s put to in the graphic novel.
Originally published as a 12-issue miniseries beginning in 1986, Watchmen quickly become one of sequential art’s most acclaimed stories. Zack Snyder’s feature adaptation of Watchmen, meanwhile, was released in 2009 and brought in just $185 million at the worldwide box office. The cast includes Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Carla Gugino, and Patrick Wilson.
Since the film’s release, DC Comics released an extensive “Before Watchmen” comic line, telling stories from the pasts of the central characters. More recently, DC Comics has made efforts to integrate Watchmen into the broader DC Multiverse.
Lindelof, whose The Leftovers recently concluded its three-season run, is best known for co-creating the hit ABC series Lost. His contributions to the big screen include scripting films like Prometheus, Tomorrowland and Star Trek Into Darkness.
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