Damon Lindelof’s pilot for his take on the Alan Moore/Dave Gibbons classic Watchmen has been getting positive feedback from the powers that be at HBO and there’s been a new development regarding the show.
According to multiple reports including Deadline, HBO has give a full series order for the Watchmen show. Reports also indicate that the series will premiere in 2019 on the premium cable service.
Showrunner and writer Damon Lindelof has made a point of being clear with the potential audience of the show about where this new story fits in the timeline of the original Moore/Gibbons story. When speaking of the canon of Watchmen, Lindelof stated; “It all happened. And so it will be with Watchmen. The Comedian died. Dan and Laurie fell in love. Ozymandias saved the world and Dr. Manhattan left it just after blowing Rorschach to pieces in the bitter cold of Antarctica.”
“To be clear. Watchmen is canon.” he continued.
— HBO (@HBO) August 17, 2018
The new series is said to be set in the present with a new cast which includes Regina King (American Crime), Jeremy Irons (Justice League), Don Johnson (Django Unchained), Tim Blake Nelson (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs), Louis Gossett Jr. (An Officer and a Gentleman), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman), Adelaide Clemens (Rectify), Andrew Howard (Truth or Dare), Tom Mison (Sleepy Hollow), Frances Fisher (Titanic), Jacob Ming-Trent (White Famous), Sara Vickers (Endeavour), Dylan Schombing (Sharp Objects), Lily Rose Smith (The Vampire Diaries), and Adelynn Spoon.
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