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Watchmen (HBO)
« on: Sep 20, 2017 at 07:48 AM »


From ComingSoon.Net

HBO’s Watchmen Series With Damon Lindelof Begins Production

It appears that the promised Watchmen TV series is beginning production. HBO is reportedly working on a TV version of the classic Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons comic book with Damon Lindelof.

Today Lindelof posted a pic on his Instagram account from the writers’ room showing a certain vigilante’s legs on a statue with the words, “In gratitude.” Fans of the comic will recognize this statue and what nefarious use it’s put to in the graphic novel.

Originally published as a 12-issue miniseries beginning in 1986, Watchmen quickly become one of sequential art’s most acclaimed stories. Zack Snyder’s feature adaptation of Watchmen, meanwhile, was released in 2009 and brought in just $185 million at the worldwide box office. The cast includes Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Carla Gugino, and Patrick Wilson.

Since the film’s release, DC Comics released an extensive “Before Watchmen” comic line, telling stories from the pasts of the central characters. More recently, DC Comics has made efforts to integrate Watchmen into the broader DC Multiverse.

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Re: Watchmen (HBO)
« Reply #1 on: Sep 21, 2017 at 12:28 PM »
‘Watchmen’ Pilot From Damon Lindelof Ordered by HBO

HBO has ordered a pilot for “Watchmen,” the new drama series it is developing with “The Leftovers” creator Damon Lindelof.

The premium service has also committed to additional backup scripts for the series.

http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/watchmen-pilotdamon-lindelof-1202564946/

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« Reply #2 on: Jan 31, 2018 at 02:40 PM »
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HBO’s Watchmen Pilot to be Directed by Nicole Kassell

Director Nicole Kassell (The Leftovers, Westworld) has been chosen by HBO to helm the pilot for Damon Lindelof’s upcoming Watchmen series, according to Deadline. Kassell is known for directing episodes of The Leftovers (which is a Lindelof series), Westworld and the upcoming Castle Rock. She will executive produce the project with Lindelof. She is also known for her first feature The Woodsman.

The Watchmen series has received an order for backup scripts.

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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2018 at 07:19 AM »

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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2018 at 07:22 AM »
HBO’s ‘Watchmen’ Pilot Casts Regina King, Don Johnson, Four Others

Damon Lindelof’s “Watchmen” pilot at HBO has set a number of actors in key roles, Variety has learned.

Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Adelaide Clemens, and Andrew Howard will all appear in the series, with King in the lead role.

The exact details of their characters are being kept under wraps. Lindelof on Tuesday posted a letter to fans in which he laid out his vision for the series, which he said will not be a re-telling of the story from the original graphic novel, but rather a new story in the same world with new characters set in the present day.

http://variety.com/2018/tv/news/watchmen-hbo-cast-regina-king-don-johnson-louis-gossett-jr-1202819966/

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« Reply #5 on: Jun 27, 2018 at 05:41 AM »
‘Watchmen’: Jeremy Irons To Star In Damon Lindelof’s HBO Pilot

Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen is adding more star power to its cast. Oscar winner Jeremy Irons has been tapped for a lead role in the HBO pilot, a take on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ iconic limited comic series. He joins previously cast Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Adelaide Clemens and Andrew Howard.

Set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws, Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own. As Lindelof recently noted, the project is not an adaptation of the 12 issues of the comic but an original story that remixes them.

https://deadline.com/2018/06/watchmen-jeremy-irons-cast-damon-lindelof-hbo-pilot-1202417623/

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« Reply #6 on: Jun 29, 2018 at 05:47 AM »
‘Watchmen’: Tom Mison, Frances Fisher & Jacob Ming-Trent Cast In Damon Lindelof’s HBO Pilot

https://deadline.com/2018/06/watchmen-tom-mison-frances-fisher-jacob-ming-trent-cast-damon-lindelof-hbo-pilot-1202418940/

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Mison is coming off a starring run on Fox’s hit series Sleepy Hollow. His other credits include miniseries Lost In Austen, HBO/BBC limited series Parade’s End with Benedict Cumberbatch and features Salmon Fishing in the Yemen and One Day. He’s repped by UTA.

Fisher, known for her role as Kate Winslet’s mother in Oscar-winning Titanic, recently wrapped upcoming features Run The Race, Someone Else’s Wedding, and Shrimp, written and directed by Zelda Williams. Her recent TV credits include Masters of Sex, Fargo and Criminal Minds. She’s repped by Green & Associates Talent Agency.

Ming-Trent can currently be seen in Sony’s Superfly. He most recently appeared on TV as Ron Balls in Showtime’s White Famous. Other credits include Feed the Beast, Law & Order, among others. He’s repped by The Talent House and Authentic Talent & Literary Management.
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« Reply #7 on: Jun 30, 2018 at 03:49 AM »
‘Watchmen’ Pilot Adds Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Sara Vicker

The cast of HBO’s “Watchmen” pilot continues to grow.

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Sara Vickers have both joined the project, which hails from Damon Lindelof. As with previous “Watchmen” casting announcements, HBO provided no details about the characters the two will play.

https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/watchmen-pilot-yahya-abdul-mateen-ii-sara-vickers-1202861627/

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« Reply #8 on: Aug 18, 2018 at 06:42 AM »
Damon Lindelof's 'Watchmen' Series a Go at HBO

Watchmen is indeed heading to HBO. Damon Lindelof's new spin on the classic graphic novel, all-but-guaranteed a slot on the network's roster after a pilot order in 2017, has gotten a series order with a 2019 premiere in mind.

The drama comes to HBO by way of Lindelof's White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television and is, of course, based on the characters from the DC Comics property. But the series will not be a straight adaption of Alan Moore's graphic novel, previously translated for film by Zack Snyder. Instead, Lindelof has dubbed his version a “remix” of the original material, though many of the characters remain intact.

Lindelof's lengthy cast includes Regina King, who starred in the second season of previous HBO drama Leftovers, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr. and a host of others.

The network released a logline for Watchmen with the following description: "Set in an alternate history where “superheroes" are treated as outlaws, Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own."

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/watchmen-tv-series-coming-hbo-damon-lindelof-1135642

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« Reply #9 on: Sep 21, 2018 at 08:53 AM »
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross will score HBO’s Watchmen.

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« Reply #10 on: Jan 15, 2019 at 06:35 AM »
‘Watchmen’: Hong Chau Joins Cast Of HBO Series

Hong Chau (Downsizing) has been tapped for a key role on Watchmen, HBO’s upcoming drama series from Damon Lindelof based on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ iconic limited comic series.

https://deadline.com/2019/01/watchmen-hong-chau-cast-hbo-series-lady-t-1202533904/

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« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2019 at 06:13 AM »
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Re: Watchmen (HBO)
« Reply #12 on: Jun 25, 2019 at 07:03 AM »
Production has officially wrapped on Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen, the upcoming superhero miniseries for HBO which is set to premiere sometime this year.

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« Reply #14 on: Sep 04, 2019 at 06:53 AM »
The 9-episode first season is scheduled to debut on October 20, 2019.


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« Reply #19 on: Oct 11, 2019 at 07:34 AM »
From ComingSoon.Net

Damon Lindelof Designed Watchmen as a Self-Contained One Season Series

In discussing the upcoming series with Deadline, Damon Lindelof revealed that unlike his work on ABC’s long-running mystery series Lost, he and his writer’s room crafted the nine-episode season as a self-contained story that would have a total resolution.

“Does that mean that there isn’t going to be anymore Watchmen? Not necessarily,” Lindelof said. “Does that mean that I will be working on subsequent seasons of Watchmen? I don’t know is the answer to that question. We designed these nine episodes to be as self-contained as the original 12 issues. We wanted to feel like there was a sense of completeness, to resolve the essential mystery at hand.”

Though he acknowledges the fact there is plenty of potential to keep the series going following the first season, and that it could very well happen should the audience show enough hunger for more, Lindelof describes the first nine episodes as a great enough challenge on their own that he and his crew wanted to ensure they nailed this season before they even started toying with the idea of future ones.

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« Reply #20 on: Oct 18, 2019 at 07:02 PM »
Fans Recap the Graphic Novel

https://youtu.be/BLkKWeCS4xU

The Legacy of Watchmen

https://youtu.be/UsQ3rzHrqlI

Dave Gibbons Illustration

https://youtu.be/KXsGdo8Qh9s

Invitation to Set with Regina King

https://youtu.be/aFL-wuG6OB4
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« Reply #22 on: Oct 21, 2019 at 11:43 AM »
pilot episode is out
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« Reply #23 on: Oct 22, 2019 at 06:16 AM »

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« Reply #24 on: Nov 05, 2019 at 07:13 AM »
This series is getting better with each episode. Looking forward to getting the box set when it’s released next year.

Episode 4 Teaser:

https://youtu.be/92yjG17S4mI
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« Reply #25 on: Dec 10, 2019 at 09:02 AM »
Watchmen Scores Four Critics’ Choice Awards Nominations

HBO's new hit drama series Watchmen, a live-action follow-up to the hit Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons graphic novel, is a critical darling, nabbing four nominations at this year's Critics' Choice Awards. Watchmen was nominated for Best Drama Series, while Regina King (Best Actress in a Drama Series), Tim Blake Nelson (Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series) and Jean Smart (Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series) also received nominations. Watchmen is HBO's most popular new series of the year with an average of 7.1 million viewers over its first seven episodes and a 96% Rotten Tomatoes critic score.

However, Watchmen didn’t receive a single Golden Globe nomination.

The hour-long season finale will air next Monday.
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« Reply #26 on: Dec 17, 2019 at 06:37 AM »
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Watchmen May Not Return For Season 2, Says Damon Lindelof

HBO’s adaptation of Watchmen has been a major hit for the premium cabler, with strong word-of-mouth helping with its ratings and seeing rave reviews from critics. While many are hoping to see a second season of the series, showrunner/developer Damon Lindelof says he would “need to have a really cool idea and justification for doing it,” and that he “can’t say that there will definitely not be a second season and I can’t say there definitely will be.”

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Lindelof revealed that when he pitched the series to HBO, he used True Detective and Fargo as examples of what the show can be and how the original creator doesn’t need to be involved with future iterations and that while he can’t say a second season won’t happen, he doesn’t currently have any ideas or justification for doing a second season.

“I feel for someone who’s wildly inconsistent in general, I’ve been fairly consistent on this point,” Lindelof says. “When we first went public with the pilot at New York Comic-Con, I wanted to make sure that everybody who was going along for the ride knew what the design of the season was. Especially after what happened with Lost, and the way that a lot of serialized dramas unfolded, where the audience doesn’t know how thick the book is when they pick it up. This is a love letter and an examination of the original Watchmen… I wanted everyone to know this is not the middle of the trilogy, this is not the beginning of a seven-season run. In my opinion, the best iteration of any season of Watchmen would mirror the original [graphic novel] in that it would be a self-contained story with the resolution of a fundamental mystery. There’s always going to be space for more Watchmen. I feel like this world is so expansive — hopefully more expansive now than it was before. You could call something Watchmen and not even feature any of the characters who were in the original or in this season as long as they all occupy the same world.”

The showrunner also added that the writers have “gone on to other things” but says he has it in the back of his mind that if one day the opportunity came to develop another season, he could call them up if they were available and say, “Hey, we’re putting the gang back together for another heist.”

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Re: Watchmen (HBO)
« Reply #27 on: Dec 17, 2019 at 11:46 AM »
This was a very entertaining and compelling series. An ambitious project, but Damon Lindelof and his team pulled it off. Being familiar with the graphic novel certainly enhances the viewing experience. I'm sure many fans of the series will rewatch all the episodes, knowing what they know now. :) And no need for a second season IMO.
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« Reply #28 on: Dec 18, 2019 at 08:45 AM »
Making Of Featurette

https://youtu.be/7UCyN56EOR4

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Re: Watchmen (HBO)
« Reply #29 on: Dec 27, 2019 at 12:38 AM »


My thoughts on HBO's Watchmen