It took years for the DC graphic novel masterpiece Watchmen to hit the big screen, with Zack Snyder’s adaptation arriving back in 2009. Now there’s another version on the way, this time set for TV and overseen by Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof.
As reported by Variety, Lindelof is currently in talks with HBO to develop a TV series based on author Alan Moore’s iconic story. This will be the second time that the channel has tried to bring Watchmen to the screen, following a previous attempt in 2014. Variety notes that if successful, Lindelof’s version will start again from scratch.
Lindelof’s acclaimed drama The Leftovers screened on HBO, and recently concluded its third and final season. His other writing credits include the films Prometheus and Star Trek Into Darkness. He was also the co-creator and joint-showrunner of Lost.
Watchmen was first published by DC in 1986 as a 12-part limited comic series. It was written by Alan Moore, illustrated by Dave Gibbons, and is widely considered to be one of the greatest comic books ever published. Watchmen helped to usher in a new, more mature approach to mainstream superhero comics. In 2005, it was featured on Time’s list of 100 greatest novels of the 20th century.
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