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According to a report from Collider, [Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice](tag:711870) director Zack Snyder has met with HBO over the matter of a live action Watchmen TV Series.

Per Collider:

Our sources tell us that the meetings about adapting the DC Comics property have taken place, but unfortunately we don’t have any details as to whether this would be a prequel series, a re-imagining of the events of the Watchmen story itself, or a sequel series.

Snyder's feature film based off of Alan Moore's iconic DC Comics property did "okay" with critics, but wasn't exactly something to write home about when it came to the box office. So, while Collider's sources say that the meetings with HBO are taking place, it's likely too early for the network to have made a concrete decision.

With that in mind, plot details are virtually nonexistent -- the series could exist as a retelling, or perhaps an adaptation of 2012's Before Watchmen miniseries, which lasted eight issues, with an extra one-shot issue. But Snyder, known for taking risks, might have an entirely new story to tell.

Alan Moore's Watchmen graphic novel is one of the most revered of it's time, winning both a Hugo Award and an Eisner Award, while simultaneously defining Moore's infinite standing in comic book history. The comic was adapted into a film by Snyder in 2009, and the loyalty of its fan base powered the lore forward. Visually stunning but highly controversial, both the comic and film helped reign in the era of darker superhero stories on film, and in the comic book world.


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