It was first said several years ago, of a Watchmen television series being in the works for HBO. However, not much else was said about it, except that it was seemingly stuck in developmental hell with no way to escape. That is until now. Damon Lindelof, the mind behind such titles as Tomorrowland, Prometheus, and possibly the most notable of his accomplishments: Lost, is diligently talking to HBO about getting the series off of the ground. Lindelof is also accredited for the recent major film adaptations of Star Trek, as well as the critically acclaimed “The Leftovers“, which airs on the premium cable network also. Zack Snyder, director of the 2009 film adaptation of Watchmen, was originally at the helm of the series but has since left the project.
Published between 1986 and 1987, Watchmen has been heralded by Time Magazine as one of the 100 greatest English language novels published since 1923 (the only comic book to ever make that list)
Written by the comic-book genius Alan Moore, “Watchmen” was not only a brooding tale driven by the murder of a vigilante named The Comedian, but it was the astuteness of the ideas behind all the questions about living in the modern world, alongside the anarchistic and somewhat skewed take on politics and identity issues that arose within the Reagan and Thatcher era