New Watchman HBO series in development

By Nathaniel Dalby - Thu 22nd Jun 2017 News

Viewers can watch the Watchman again on TV.

A panel from the Watchman graphic novel

A new adaptation of the Watchmen graphic novel is in development. 

The project has been commissioned by premium US cable network HBO, known for its big-budget shows such as Game of Thrones and Westworld.

The Watchman TV series will reportedly be overseen by Damon Lindelof - the showrunner for fellow HBO series The Leftovers, which has just aired its final season. 

Lindelof is a well-known figure in the world of TV and film, previously creating the hugely popular series Lost and writing the less popular Alien spinoff film Prometheus

Watchmen, written by Alan Moore and drawn by Dave Gibbons, is one of the most successful and critically acclaimed comic book series ever made, with the combined graphic novel frequently appearing in bestseller lists. 

The book has been previously adapted into a film by director Zack Snyder, with some fans claiming that the work would be better suited to TV.

Snyder has been approached to do a TV version in the past, with DC Entertainment (which owns the rights) also talking about making an animated version. 

Alan Moore’s work has been adapted to the screen a number of times, with V for Vendetta, From Hell and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen all receiving big-screen adaptations with varying degrees of quality. 

A Watchman series on HBO ensures that the project will receive a large budget (though nothing in the realms of the film’s $185 million) and probably big-name actors to work with. 

You can watch the film version of Watchman on Netflix now. 

Source: A.V. Club