Watchmen, both a Zack Snyder-directed film and an Alan Moore-written comic book series which has been incredibly divisive between both hardcore fans and general audiences for the longest period of time.
Now, The Hollywood Reporter has divulged that David Lindelof (The Leftovers) has been tapped by HBO and is in both early negotiations and in an initial planning period to provide a series based around the titular characters through their life from the 1940’s – 80’s. From what the sources have said, there is still no official deal in place and HBO along with Warner Brothers affiliates have declined to comment on this groundbreaking news.
This, however, is not the first time that both rumors and confirmations about a Watchmen television adaptation have surfaced. The first whispers were in 2015 and was actually said to have had Zack Snyder at the helm of the project for a brief period of time.
Hopefully, this proves a big success for HBO and instills in their head to adapt more comic-book related television on their network because I’m still waiting for The Question to get his live-action debut….. HBO *wink* *wink* *nudge* *nudge*
Watchmen hits the small-screen on an unspecified date.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter