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It's finally official: Watchmen will be HBO's first-ever superhero series.

The project has received a series order from the network (until now, despite plenty of coverage, the show was still in the pilot stage).

HBO is also revealing that the series will premiere next year, which is a bit of a surprise (we don't even know if Westworld will be back next year and that's an ongoing show). So 2019 is looking like a strong year for the network: The return of Game of Thrones for its final season, the return of True Detective for its long-awaited third season, the return of Veep after its extended hiatus, and now the debut of Watchmen.

The details on Watchmen - from The Leftovers showrunner Damon Lindelof - remain skimpy (The logline: "Set in an alternate history where "superheroes" are treated as outlaws, Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own.")

And the cast is star-filled and sprawling: Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Adelaide Clemens, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing, Lily Rose Smith and Adelynn Spoon (whew!).

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Fresh off of critical favorite The Leftovers, Damon Lindelof is in talks for a potential Watchmen TV series for HBO. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the project is in the early development stages.

Lindelof originally read the comics as a kid in the 1980s and has said that the series continues to influence his work. "From the flashbacks to the nonlinear storytelling to the deeply flawed heroes, these are all elements that I try to put into everything I write," he told CBR in 2009 ahead of the feature film take. He's read Watchmen multiple times and, at the time, praised director Zack Snyder's film. "It's the most married-to-the-original-text version of Watchmen that could've been made," he told the Observer. "I want to keep it sort of insular," he said, referring to the multiple translations that have come from trying to translate the source material. "It's OK with me if people don't understand it because they don't deserve to understand it."

A Watchmen TV series would further expand the premium cable network's place in the comic book business and offer a potential heir apparent to fantasy drama Game of Thrones, which has 15 total episodes over two seasons remaining.

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Zack Snyder meeting with HBO :oh:

Here's a bit of majorly unexpected and hot piece of news. Director Zack Snyder, the man behind the 2009 film of the same name, has been meeting with HBO to discussing bring a live-action Watchmen TV series to the network. Collider has learned that meetings have indeed happened regarding a serialized live-action version of the DC Comics classic. Being that there already was a live-action film in 2009, could this series be a sequel? Or perhaps an adaptation of the recent prequels that hit shelves? It's unclear at the moment.

Collider did go on to state that while the meetings have occurred, nothing has been greenlit at the moment but with Games Of Thones coming to an end, it's highly likely that HBO is looking for their next adult oriented hit. With comic book adaptations being as hot as they are right now, this project makes quite a bit of sense for the network.

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Snyder already made a great Watchmen adaptation i dont get this tbh
 
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