Watchmen TV Series

Report: Damon Lindelof Circling Watchmen Series at HBO

Damon Lindelof may not be making a sudden departure from HBO now that The Leftovers is finished.

The Lost vet is in talks to shepherd the cabler’s long-gestating Watchmen TV series, according to THR. Lindelof would replace Zack Snyder, who directed the 2009 DC Comics-inspired movie and had been eyed to develop the TV adaptation.

The news comes just two weeks after Lindelof’s acclaimed HBO drama The Leftovers concluded its three-season run.

An HBO rep declined to comment.

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  1. Roger says:

    Going to be INCREDIBLY hard to top the Watchmen Ultimate Cut.

    • Tom says:

      I’d say impossibly tough. While there were a few things people didn’t like, I can’t see finding better cast for Rorschach or the Comedian, let alone Dr Manhatten. It was filmed frame for frame almost exactly out of the comic.

  2. Wordsmith says:

    Watchmen is a very cool world, but the comic books tell such a beautiful and complete story that I’m not sure how well a series existing within that continuity but independent of that central narrative would work. I guess that’s why it’s a “long-gestating” series. Maybe somebody smart can figure it out, and maybe that somebody is Damon.

    • Chris says:

      The leftovers was great so I have hope. Plus hbo is where it needs to be made to truly capture the comic.

  3. N says:

    Awesome News,I was just thinking the other how cool it would be to get a Watchmen Limited Series,and finding out Lindelof could be behind it is really cool. Great Idea HBO

  4. lrdslvrhnd says:

    Anything that includes the phrase “would replace Zack Snyder” is a step in the right direction.

  5. Sheldon Wiebe says:

    Personally, I’d like to see a series about the Minutemen. Maybe that could be folded into Watchmen as pertinent flashbacks…