HBO Officially Orders ‘Watchmen’ Pilot from Damon Lindelof

A ‘Watchman’ TV series is officially in the works at HBO from writer/producer Damon Lindelof…

Fresh off the heels of three seasons on ‘The Leftovers’, Damon Lindelof is staying put at HBO to develop a new ‘Watchmen’ series based on the popular comic book series from writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons that debuted back in 1986.

Rumors had been circulating for months that HBO was developing a ‘Watchmen’ series with Lindelof at the helm but only now has the network officially ordered a pilot along with backup scripts assuming the show becomes a series.

‘Watchmen’ was previously adapted into a movie by director Zack Snyder back in 2009 but the TV series is completely separate from the film.

Instead, Lindelof will look to adapt the original material where a group of superheroes once forced into hiding are brought back together after one of their own is found murdered. ‘Watchmen’ has been celebrated as one of the greatest pieces of storytelling in history and even Lindelof once called the series “the greatest piece of popular fiction ever produced”.

Lindelof teased the start of production on the ‘Watchmen’ series with a post on Instagram this week.

Day One.

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The statue is reference to a gift given to Hollis Mason — the original Nite Owl in the comics — that has the words “In Gratitude” written on it.

Obviously with writing on the ‘Watchmen’ series just getting underway there’s no telling when the series might debut but given the beloved nature of the source material, this could be another massive project for HBO in the future.

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