The DC novel Watchmen was recently given the OK for an official pilot by HBO. Writer and producer Damon Lindelof announced on Instagram earlier this week.
Watchmen has always been a cult classic and it will be interesting to see how engaged fans will be once the show airs on television. Although the show has been greenlit, there isn’t any clear date as of yet as to when the show will begin filming. HBO has ordered scripts for more episodes.
This is a pretty graphic series and not for the faint of heart and if anyone can turn this into a successful series, it’s HBO, who’s had several successful original programming like The Wire, OZ, Game of Thrones and The Sopranos, all that are pretty graphic to a degree so Watchmen shouldn’t be an issue for them at all.
An adaptation of the long running series was put on the big screen back in 2009, which did OK making $185 million worldwide in theaters.