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HBO is developing a Watchmen TV series with Damon Lindelof

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HBO is taking another stab at turning Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ beloved graphic novel Watchmen into a TV series; per The Hollywood Reporter, the network is currently working with Damon Lindelof—fresh off The Leftovers—to adapt Moore’s book to the small screen.

This isn’t the first time HBO has tried to gamble by asking who might watch the Watchmen; back in 2015, the network was in talks with the director of the 2009 film version, Zack Snyder, for a similar project. Snyder—who recently left the upcoming Justice League after his daughter’s death—isn’t involved with this new production. (Meanwhile, DC Entertainment has been making its own noises about a possible animated adaptation of the book.)


The project is still just in development, and no official deals are in place; rest assured, though, that when it actually happens, we’ll have an “I did it 35 minutes ago” joke primed and ready to go.

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