HBO’s first superhero series based on the work of the Writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons “Watchmen” is up for production and will premier in 2019. The HBO network has provided a complete Watchmen order series.
The programming president of HBO Casey Bloys hinted last month that there’s probably a series pickup for the pilot episode for DC’s Watchmen which will be directed and written by Nicole Kassell and Damon Lindelof, respectively.
The upcoming Watchmen series is the brainchild of Damon Lindelof, and it was revealed that until the press release the show only committed a pilot. The show will not be an adapted directly from the 12 issues comic, but it will feature the elements from the original graphic novel. Lindelof explained that “Set in an alternate history where ‘superheroes’ are treated as outlaws, Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own.”
HBO won’t be sticking to the original story of Watchmen to avoid the same situation that happened for sticking to the original story of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Fire and Ice. It is also true to say that Alan Moore and George R. R. Martin handled their stories very differently. The new version is more of a “remix” version the Graphic Novel and Synder’s film.
Joseph Iberti, Nicole Kassel, Stephen Williams and Tom Spezialy will join Damon Lindelof as executive producers of the upcoming TV Series. The list of the cast has been revealed -Don Johnson, Louis Gossett Jr., Adelaide Clemens, Jeremy Irons, Frances Fisher, Regina King, Tim Blake Nelson, and Andrew Howards among others.
The filming for the pilot of the series started on the 8th of June 2018. The official premiere of the Watchmen Series has not been revealed yet.