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HBO give Watchmen a full first season

August 18th, 2018 by Marc Comments

It looks like the Watchmen are heading to TV for sure now as HBO orders a full season for 2019.

The series will be based on the acclaimed DC Comics from Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons. HBO announced the revelation with the teaser below.

The show will star Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Adelaide Clemens, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing, Lily Rose Smith and Adelynn Spoon.

This means that Lost’s Damon Lindelof will now be showrunning the superhero series at HBO. And we honestly thing that, despite the news that the series will not be based strictly on the graphic novel, despite the official synopsis saying: “Set in an alternate history where ‘superheroes’ are treated as outlaws, Watchmenembraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own.”

We’ll find out who watches the Watchmen in 2019.

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….