American television writer, producer, and film screenwriter Damon Lindelof is going back to work for HBO.
As reported by Variety “The Leftovers” co-creator Lindelof is in talks to develop an adaptation of the popular comic book series “Watchmen” to HBO.
This will be HBO’s second go-around at developing a series based on the landmark DC Comics miniseries by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. HBO had a failed attempt at getting the show green lighted back in 2014.
“Watchmen” was introduced in 1985 and was a serious-minded deconstruction of superhero comics loosely inspired by characters from the Charlton Comics library, which were owned by DC. Set in a universe in which the appearance of costumed heroes in the mid-20th Century had altered the course of history — leading to U.S. victory in Vietnam and a Nixon presidency that stretched into the mid-1980s — “Watchmen” followed a group of crimefighters investigating the murder of one of their own. In the process, those characters — including Doctor Manhattan, Nite Owl, Silk Spectre, and Rorschach — uncover a conspiracy with enormous implications. HBO hasn’t commented on the project as of yet but as time roles in we will keep you posted.