HBO Confirms “Preliminary Discussions” For Watchmen TV Series
HBO just confirmed they have spoken with Zack Snyder, Director of the film Watchman, about developing a potential Watchman TV series.
“Preliminary discussions regarding Watchmen have occurred, but we have no additional information and no deals are in place,” the network said in a statement following a report by Collider about the meeting with Snyder.
I hear that the discussion of a possible Watchmen series took place months ago, and there are no active talks going on with Snyder, who is busy working on a slew of tentpole DC movies: Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Justice League. Because of his full plate, he might not be able to be closely involved in a Watchmen series even if it goes forward.
DC Comics’ Watchmen, published by 1986, was created by writer Alan Moore, artist Dave Gibbons and colorist John Higgins. A Watchmen series would expand the DC brand to another Time Warner TV network, joining the CW, which has Arrow, The Flash and Legends Of Tomorrow, and TNT, which is developing Titans.
The 2009 film took some knocks when it came out. I always liked it and thought there was a lot of interesting potential with those characters. I’m gonna say that I have high hopes for this one. Fingers crossed the powers that be can push it across the finish line.