TV Line is reporting that HBO has given Damon Lindelof’s television adaptation of Alan Moore’s Watchmen a pilot order. According to the report, Lindelof will be writing and serve as an Executive Producer for the project. The report also claims that HBO has ordered “back up scripts”.
Discussions about this potential Watchmen series for HBO have been prominent since 2015, with the 2009 film’s director Zack Snyder originally attached before Lindelof took over the project.
Yesterday, Lindelof shared a photo teasing the first day of pre-production on the Watchmen series hinting that the project is coming together faster than some may have believed. Now that there is official confirmation that HBO has greenlit the pilot, it is possible that we may see this adaptation sooner rather than later.
Given the extensive nature of the original graphic novel, this upcoming television adaptation has plenty of potential. Snyder’s film, particularly his Director’s Cut is already remarkable in its own right, but there are so many possibilities that Lindelof can bring in long-form storytelling that not even a 3+ hour long film can cover.
What do you think of this news? Are you excited to see that the series has been given an official pilot order? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news regarding Watchmen and other HBO and DC Comics television series.
No release date or cast has been announced yet for HBO’s Watchmen series.
Source: TV Line
5 Potential Marvel TV Shows To Rival HBO’s ‘Watchmen’
With Damon Lindelof, the co-creator of both Lost and The Leftovers, developing a Watchmen show for HBO, Marvel needs a new TV hit. Don’t get me wrong, I know Agents of Shield still has a huge following, but I stopped watching the Netflix shows during the second season of Daredevil. And FX’s Legion was just… okay for me. It’s not that I don’t love Luke Cage and Jessica Jones, but it’s not fair to put lower-tier characters like them in competition with a juggernaut like Watchmen.
HBO was clearly taking notes when Netflix started releasing their shows, so this seems like a great moment for Marvel to take some notes on their competition. If DC is going to churn out a Watchmen series, then Marvel needs to dig deep into their libraries to find stories worthy of being brought to the silver screen.
So hit Next to find out about five properties Marvel should consider adapting if they want to match HBO’s Watchmen.