For those unaware, the phenomenal Watchmen graphic novel is being adapted into a live-action television series exclusively for HBO.
According to a production listing (via Production Weekly) that surfaced last week, a working title of “Brooklyn” has been confirmed for the project. This means that the pilot episode should be entering production very soon, which in turn will result in more details in the months to come.
While the television series is said to move away from the source materials, the working title still pays tribute to the original events that took place in New York City. It should perhaps give fans a bit of assurance about the end product.
There is no word on the casting and it remains to be seen as to what characters from the Watchmen universe will be making an appearance. There are some major names in this regard such as Edward “The Comedian” Morgan Blake, Jonathan “Doctor Manhattan” Osterman, Daniel “Nite Owl” Dreiberg, Adrian “Ozymandias” Veidt, Walter “Rorschach” Joseph Kovacs, and Laurel “Silk Specter” Jane Juspeczyk. The point being that a Watchmen adaptation cannot be even considered without their inclusion.
What is known, though, is that Damon Lindelof (Lost) will be serving as executive producer and Nicole Kassell (Better Call Saul) will be directing the first episode for HBO.
This will be the second adaptation of the Watchmen graphic novel, the first being the 2009 eponymous movie by director Zack Snyder.
The original graphic novel spanned across twelve issues and has a major cult following. It was created by legendary comic book author Alan Moore and veteran illustrator Dave Gibbons. The setting takes on an alternate history where superheroes emerged for the first time, and the United States and the Soviet Union are ever closer to sparking World War III.