Damon Lindelof Eyes Watchmen HBO Series

Danny Woods
June 21, 2017

Watchmen lends itself to HBO's adult-oriented programming, dealing with mature themes that other comic book-oriented adaptations might be ill suited to tell.

Watchmen may be headed to the small screen.

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Now, Rorschach, Doctor Manhattan and the rest of the gang are about to find themselves in the spotlight once again, as HBO is working with Damon Lindelof to put together a Watchmen TV series. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the project is in the early development stages.

Lindelof hasn't signed a deal, so the show still isn't definite, but the process is moving: It seems that Zack Snyder has either been removed or turned it down (maybe directing the Watchmen feature film in 2009 was enough for him; fans deserve a new vision, anyway). Representatives for HBO and producers Warner Bros. There were a decent amount of superhero movies by the time 2009 rolled around, but for Watchmen film audiences to truly experience a similar impact to what Watchmen comic readers must have felt, it may have been better for the movie to come out a little bit later. More recently, DC Comics has made efforts to integrate Watchmen into the broader DC Multiverse. "I want to keep it sort of insular. It's okay with me if people don't understand it because they don't deserve to understand it". Television, where both DC Entertainment and Lindelof are housed. The film was met with middling reviews (though it is Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes) and only grossed $185.3 million worldwide on a $130 million budget. AMC has found success with The Walking Dead and Preacher, while FX has Noah Hawley's X-Men take Legion, which is already renewed for a second season.

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