The Watchmen come to HBO
Based on the graphic novel of the same name, Watchmen is set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws. And while Lindelof plans to embrace the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel. The series will also attempt to break new ground of its own. He announced his intentions earlier this spring on Instagram.
The Watchmen cast includes Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Jean Smart, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Hong Chau, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing, and James Wolk.
Nine Inch Nails musicians Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross will be creating the original music for the series.
Lindelof, who will be a writer on Watchmen, will also serve as an executive producer, alongside Nicole Kassell and Tom Spezialy. Kassell (Westworld, The Leftovers) is slated to direct the pilot episode. Additional executive producers are director Stephen Williams and Joseph Iberti. The series is produced for HBO by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television, based on characters from DC.
According to HBO check out The Leftovers to get a sense of Lindelof’s work on HBO, or Westworld if you are looking for \another new spin on good guys vs. bad guys. Keep watch (pun intended) for Watchmen later this year.