HBO and Damon Lindelof have been developing a brand new television series based on Watchmen. The series will differ from the 2009 Zack Snyder film of the same name and won’t be a straight-up adaptation of the comic book.
As the Watchmen project nears a production start, a special working title has been revealed on Production Weekly. The brand new series’ working title is “Brooklyn”.
Certain details regarding the highly-anticipated series have been kept under wraps, but The Leftovers director Nicole Kassell has been tapped to direct the series pilot.
Are you excited to see what becomes of HBO’s Watchmen series? How do you think it will distinguish itself from the Snyder film? Will Lindelof’s style play well with this story much like it has done previously with The Leftovers? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on HBO’s Watchmen series as we learn it.
Here is the synopsis for the film:
In an alternate 1985 America, costumed superheroes are part of everyday life. When one of his former comrades is murdered, masked vigilante Rorschach (Jackie Earle Haley) uncovers a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his retired associates, only one of which has true powers, Rorschach glimpses a far-reaching conspiracy involving their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the world’s future.
Watchmen is available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD. Directed by Zack Snyder, the film’s cast includes Jackie Earl Haley as Walter Kovacs (Rorschach), Patrick Wilson as Daniel Dreiberg (Nite Owl), Malin Åkerman as Laurie Jupiter (Silk Spectre), Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Edward Blake (The Comedian), and Matthew Goode as Adrian Veidt (Ozymandias).
Source: Production Weekly
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.