Yesterday evening, Damon Lindelof took to social media to tease the start of pre-production on the upcoming Watchmen television series. Now, Deadline has learned that HBO has officially given a pilot order to the series, as well as ordered additional scripts for the show.
Back in June, it was announced that Lindelof had entered talks to develop an adaptation of the comic book series for the network. It will serve as a follow-up to Lindelof's highly praised HBO series The Leftovers. No further details have been revealed at this time.
Based off of the classic graphic novel from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, Watchmen is a dark satirical and dystopian take on the superhero genre, the story is set in an alternate history in the year 1985 at the height of the Cold War between the U.S. and Soviet Union. It revolves around a group of mostly retired American superheroes who investigate the murder of one of their own and in the process uncover a conspiracy that could change the course of history as we know it.
The book was adapted into a film back in 2009, which was directed by Zack Snyder.
This new series will not be connected to that feature film.
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