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Just so you know, the Watchmen TV series has begun production…

September 20th, 2017 by Marc Comments

We confirmed in June that HBO were producing a Watchmen TV series (here) and now it looks like it’s just started production.

The series showrunner is Lost and Leftovers creator Damon Lindelof who has taken to Instagram to let fans know that yesterday was ‘Day One’.

The image he shared (bottom of the page) is the feet of a statue that is clearly the one that Nite Owl has in the graphic novel which was awarded to him for bravery by the government with the words ‘In Gratitude’ on the base as seen in the cover below:

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While the show is underway, its still very early days in production and there are still no details available but we’re pretty excited to see what HBO can do with this 1986 comic book masterpiece from Alan Moore.

This isn’t the first time the book has been adapted with Zack Snyder bringing the tale to the big screen in 2009 with his pretty damned awesome adaptation.

Can HBO bring the alternate reality tale that brings the world to the bring of destruction with only a team of superheroes to save it to reality in a way as good as Snyder’s?

Will it focus on the original tale only or the recent sequel comics too? Who knows… all we know is we can’t wait to see what this turns out to be.

Day One.

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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….