The Watchmen are coming to the small screen. Today, HBO announced they’ve ordered a TV show based on the classic comic book by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons.
From EP Damon Lindelof, the superhero drama will embrace “the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own.” The cast includes Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Adelaide Clemens, Andrew Howard, and Tom Mison.
Watchmen is expected to debut on HBO in 2019.
See the full announcement below:
— HBO (@HBO) August 17, 2018
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.
Damon Lindelof: Executive Producer/Writer
Nicole Kassell: Executive Producer/Pilot Director
Tom Spezialy: Executive Producer
Stephen Williams: Executive Producer/Director
Joseph Iberti: Executive Producer
Watchmen is produced for HBO by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television, based on characters from DC.
Tim Blake Nelson
Louis Gossett Jr.
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
Lily Rose Smith
What do you think? Are you a fan of Watchmen the comic? Will you watch the HBO series?