Big news from HBO! Watchmen has moved past the pilot stage and has gotten a full series order! It will debut in 2019 (thought no exact date was given). HBO does have a full plate next year with the final season on Game Of Thrones, the third season of True Detective and the return of Veep, so it is nice to know it will be in good company. Not much os known about the plot of the show, but we have had a lot of casting info. According to EW:
The details on Watchmen — from The Leftovers showrunner Damon Lindelof — remain skimpy (The logline: “Set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws, Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own.”)
And the cast is star-filled and sprawling: Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Adelaide Clemens, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing, Lily Rose Smith and Adelynn Spoon (whew!).
Hopefully we will have a date for the debut soon!