Damon Lindelof is reportedly developing a Watchmen HBO series
Watchmen may be headed to the small screen. Variety reports that HBO is looking into developing a take on the Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons comic book classic with The Leftovers‘ Damon Lindelof. This Watchmen HBO series is reportedly unrelated to the version that the cable channel was eyeing two years ago with Watchmen film director Zack Snyder.
Originally published as a 12-issue miniseries beginning in 1986, Watchmen quickly become one of sequential art’s most acclaimed stories. 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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