The ‘Watchmen’ will live again in a new series ordered at HBO from writer and producer Damon Lindelof…
Who is watching the Watchmen?
Well, we will all find out when Damon Lindelof’s adaptation of the popular ‘Watchmen’ comic book series debuts with a brand new show on HBO in 2019.
HBO announced on Friday that they’ve picked up the ‘Watchmen’ series from the writer and producer behind ‘Lost’ and ‘The Leftovers’. There’s no word yet on the number of episodes or when exactly the show will debut but the teaser image along with the announcement confirmed the show is expected some time in 2019.
The new ‘Watchmen’ series is described as “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.”
Lindelof has previously teased that his take on the ‘Watchmen’ isn’t an adaptation of the original graphic novel from author Alan Moore without giving many more details. Speculation has been that the new ‘Watchmen’ series will be somewhat of a sequel to the original comic book but again details are sketchy at best.
What we do know for certain is the ‘Watchmen’ cast is massive and features a ton of well known names including: 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.
Look for more information on the new ‘Watchmen’ series as production starts in the near future.
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