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BREAKING: Watchmen TV series at HBO is being developed by Lost co-creator

June 23rd, 2017 by Marc Comments

Oh man, this could really be something special!

Damon Lindelof, co-creator and showrunner on Lost, is moving back to HBO to bring the definitive comic book, Watchmen, to the small screen.

Just let that settle in.

Creators of the comic Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons created something truly special and timeless in Watchmen:

A serious-minded deconstruction of superhero comics loosely inspired by characters from the Charlton Comics library, which were owned by DC. Set in a universe in which the appearance of costumed heroes in the mid-20th Century had altered the course of history — leading to U.S. victory in Vietnam and a Nixon presidency that stretched into the mid-1980s — “Watchmen” followed a group of crimefighters investigating the murder of one of their own. In the process, those characters — including Doctor Manhattan, Nite Owl, Silk Spectre, and Rorschach — uncover a conspiracy with enormous implications. 

HBO feels like it could be the right home for this show and even though we love Zack Snyder’s take on the story, we reckon the episodic nature, with the right team behind it, could really delve into the universe of The Watchmen.

More and and when we get it folks…

Source: Variety

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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