WATCHMEN [TV News]: ‘Lost’ Creator in Talks To Develop Show.
Damon Lindelof, who was showrunner on Lost and recently wrapped up work on The Leftovers, is in negotiations to oversee an adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ classic Watchmen comic book for HBO. The Zack Snyder movie will have nothing to do with this new iteration but will instead be an entirely new reimagining. HBO had attempted to produce a Watchmen TV show in the past.
Watchmen is a series that deserves a television adaptation over a film because of its richness and complexity. Side stories can now be explored, such as the Tales of the Black Freighter comic within the comic. TV writers can expand on the main story and surprise those of us who know the comic inside and out. Let’s hope we get as much experimenting in the adaptation as we got experimentation of the comic medium through the source material. It’s what Watchmen deserves. – Keith Justin Dooley