We’ve known for awhile that Damon Lindelof was looking to bring ‘Watchmen‘ to life for HBO and now it seems like it could finally be happening. While there isn’t an official announcement by either Lindelof or HBO, the famed director did drop a major hint that the project was moving forward. Now, this could be anything from planning to pre-production to actually starting to film, but it does seem like progress is being made!
Here is the “Day One” text and image which he shared:
If you’re unsure how this related to ‘Watchmen’, this is the base of a trophy which one of the main characters from the series, Night Owl, was given when he retired. Not only that, but it was also featured on the cover of the eighth issue of the series which you can see here:
With ‘The Leftovers’ fully having come to an end it sounds like we might finally be seeing progress here. When Lindelof last spoke about the series, he stated that:
“I’ve been very vocal about my love for those 12 issues that eventually became a graphic novel, that they were completely and totally inspiring for all the storytelling that I did subsequently, and that I owe a debt to it. So is that piece of material something that’s really interesting to me? Yes, but I do feel like I have to weigh the balance of ‘Should it exist?’ before I decide to take it on, and I’m sort of in that process now. I hold the source material in such high regard it would literally be the worst feeling in the world to screw it up. So I take it very seriously, there’s a lot of responsibility.”
It has been quite some time since he shared that thought and finally, it looks like something could come of this take on the iconic work by Alan Moore. While Zack Snyder’s 2009 adaptation has had a mixed response from fans, anyone who has read the source material could easily see how this could stretch over a few seasons and not feel as if filler episodes are being thrown in.
Hopefully, we’ll get some official confirmation to share with you soon!