One of the much-anticipated DC Comics series Watchmen has begun its pre-production. The TV version of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ iconic superhero comics will be aired on HBO with The Leftovers co-creator Damon Lindelof heading the project as the showrunner.
The first announcement was made a couple of months ago. However, things were kept under the wrap since then. Finally, Lindelof has sent the first signal confirming the TV adaptation of one the most memorable DC comic series.
On his official Instagram account, Lindelof posted the first image from the upcoming series, confirming that Watchmen is in the works. The image is straight from what looks like writers’ room. It shows a statue of the first Nite Owl, the superhero leading Moore’s comic book, with the words “In Gratitude.” Fans will remember how it played an important role in the storyline. Scroll down to take a glimpse at the photo as published on Lindelof’s Instagram account.
Watchmen was originally published in 1986 featuring stories revolving around superheroes acquired by Charlton Comics. Lead by fictional character Hollis T. Mason, also known as Nite Owl, the comic was set in the 1940s. Later, Mason became the member of the group Minutemen.
In 2009, Zack Snyder developed a feature film adaptation of the comic series starring an ensemble cast Jackie Earle Haley as Rorschach, Patrick Wilson as Nite Owl, Malin Akerman as Silk Spectre II, Billy Crudup as Dr. Manhattan, Matthew Goode as Ozymandias and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as The Comedian. The film got mixed reviews worldwide.
Not much is known about Lindelof’s project. There is no word yet on who will be playing the role of Nite Owl. Earlier in June, A report confirmed Lindelof’s involvement in the project was confirmed but Zack Snyder may no longer be involved.
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