We’ve known for a little while now that Damon Lindelof was developing a Watchmen series for HBO, and now comes the news that the show has been booked in for a full series order.
Let’s face it, this news doesn’t come as any sort of surprise, but, y’know, it’s at least now official. Currently, The Hollywood Reporter is pegging this Watchmen series for a 2019 premiere – with HBO themselves releasing the below teaser:
Watchmen began life back in 1986 as a twelve-issue miniseries from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, soon going on to become a hugely acclaimed classic and a tale regularly cited as one of the greatest comic book/graphic novel stories of all time. A big screen adaptation finally happened in 2009, with Zack Snyder directing a huge blockbuster starring the likes of Billy Crudup, Malin Akerman, Jackie Earle Haley, Matthew Goode, Patrick Wilson, Carla Gugino, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
This new series will be set in and around the Watchmen world that we know and love, yet will be a completely new and original story. Already, the pilot episode has put together quite the impressive ensemble cast, with the likes of Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Louis Gossett Jr., Tim Blake Nelson, Adelaide Clemens, Tom Mison, Sara Vickers, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II making up the show’s core cast.
Expect more on Watchmen as it continues to develop.