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Damon Lindelof explains what his Watchmen series at HBO will be as interesting cast is revealed

May 25th, 2018 by Ciaran McElherron Comments

Do you remember when Zac Snyder  announced they were making a movie version of Watchmen and the internet when crazy?

Alan Moore condemned it before production even began and we all went to the cinema and, while some of us weren’t totally in love with it, many also weren’t totally disappointed; we forgave it for the things it missed out because they wouldn’t work on the big screen.

Remember when Damon Lindelof created Lost and told us they weren’t all in purgatory but they really were?

Remember when Damon Lindelof created The Leftover with one of the bleakest first series in TV history then screwed the pooch with the second season?

What is the connection?, I hear you ask…

Well, it has been almost been a year since HBO announced that they will be working with Lindelof on a TV adaptation of Watchmen and for a while there was a whole “it’s too soon” thing that happened, the news dried up and it kinda slipped down the back of the internet sofa beside, Y the Last Man, a fifty pence piece and a bootleg copy of the Star Wars Holiday Special.

Well, fear no more, as Lindelof has written a treatise on Instagram (below) discussing his take on Watchmen, his motivation and his deceased father.

Lindelof assures Watchmen fans that he has no intention of creating a sequel to Moore’s story: “Those issues are sacred ground and they will not be retread nor recreated nor reproduced nor rebooted,” he says before terrifying us with,  “they will, however, be remixed. Because the bass lines in those familiar tracks are just too good and we’d be fools not to sample them.”

Its best if you read what he says (below) to get the full force of his need for you to like his version of Watchmen or at least watch every episode.

In a concerted effort to do this, Lindelof and HBO have really pushed the weirdness boat out with the casting.

Regina King has been cast in the pilot along with Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr, Adelaide Clemens and Andrew Howard; the network would not specify if all of the actors will be series regulars

“King is believed to be playing Angela Abar, while Gossett Jr. likely is Old Man. Howard is said to be playing Red Scare, Clemens could be Pirate Jenny.” Oh. Thanks.

Are you looking forward to Watchmen on TV.  Will you watch because it’s Watchmen and that’s what they are betting on? Do we really need this show? Will they do justice to the source material? Let us know in the comments below

Read the full statement from Lindelof here:

Day 140.

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Ciarán McElherron is 37 years old and living in Belfast with his wife Clare and an assortment of cats and a dog. He caught the nerd bug the first time he saw a lightsaber ignite and Luke Skywalker has been his hero ever since. He watches too much TV, reads too many Marvel comic books and plays way too much Football Manager. Sylvester McCoy was his Doctor and when he grows up he would like to be He-Man