While it's been known for several months now that a Watchmen series is in the works from The Leftovers creator, David Lindelof, HBO has just made things official by ordering a pilot for the new show. The series will be an adaptation of the acclaimed graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons and will allow for a new interpretation of the material after Zach Snyder's 2009 film, #Watchmen.
There's no word yet on when exactly we can expect this new series, but a recent post on Lindelof's Instagram suggests that the writers are already at work on the first few scripts. The engraving "In Gratitude" shown in the picture is a reference to the statue that Nite Owl receives upon his retirement in the original graphic novel.
It's also unclear whether this series will stick to adapting the source material or whether it will branch out, establishing new storylines and characters of its own. A series of prequel comics dubbed Before Watchmen is also on the table to be adapted (although they are not from original creators Moore and Gibbons). At this time, it is still unknown whether these extended storylines will be included in Lindelof's vision.
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