HBO Watchmen Series Compared To Bible By Producer Damon Lindelof!
DC Comics Universe’s New Watchmen From Doomsday Clock To Appear In HBO Watchmen Season 1 DC TV Series.
Lost’s Damon Lindelof writes love letter to Watchmen TV series he is producing for HBO.
He notes that:
We have no desire to ‘adapt’ the twelve issues Mr. Moore and Mr. Gibbons created thirty years ago. Those issues are sacred ground and they will not be retread nor recreated nor reproduced nor rebooted. They will, however, be remixed. Because the bass lines in those familiar tracks are just too good and we’d be fools not to sample them. Those original twelve issues are our Old Testament. When the New Testament came along it did not erase what came before it.
Plus, the HBO series seems really like an After Watchmen series; not set Before Watchmen…
…or during Watchmen.
Something even, perhaps, later than Doomsday Clock, but it is a different continuity than the comics.
So, Doomsday Clock’s Mime and Marionette, played by Tom Mison and Sara Vickers, is part of the HBO series as is a new character called Looking Glass played by Tim Blake Nelson. Should be interesting.
The HBO Watchmen series also has more recognizable actors in Lou Gossett Junior, Don Johnson, Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Aquaman’s Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and more. The first episode lands some time in 2019.
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