Per THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Adelaide Clemens and Andrew Howard will starr in Damon Lindelof’s new WATCHMEN series on HBO.
But here’s the kicker: It’s not going to feature the original WATCHMEN characters (Rorschach, The Comedian, Silk Spectre, Doctor Manhattan, Night Owl, Ozymandias), but new ones; though it will be set in the same alternate universe. Here’s how Lindelof describes the series…
Those original 12 issues [of WATCHMEN] are our Old Testament. When the New Testament came along, it did not erase what came before it. Creation. The Garden of Eden. Abraham and Isaac. The Flood. It all happened. And so it will be with Watchmen. The Comedian died. Dan and Laurie fell in love. Ozymandias saved the world and Dr. Manhattan left it just after blowing Rorschach to pieces in the bitter cold of Antarctica. To be clear. WATCHMEN is canon….We are not making a ‘sequel’ either. This story will be set in the world its creators painstakingly built…But in the tradition of the work that inspired it, this new story must be original….Some of the characters will be unknown. New faces. New masks to cover them.
Sounds cool to me. I’ll certainly give it a shot — and maybe even cover it here on BOF.
What do you think? Post your thoughts in the comments section below! – Bill “Jett” Ramey