Director Nicole Kassell has officially been chosen by HBO to helm the pilot for Damon Lindelof’s upcoming Watchmen series, according to Deadline.
Kassell is known for directing episodes of The Leftovers (which is a Lindelof series), Westworld and the upcoming Castle Rock. She will executive produce the project with Lindelof. The Watchmen series has also received an order for backup scripts.
Originally published as a 12-issue miniseries beginning in 1986, Watchmen quickly become one of the most acclaimed comic book stories around and was turned into a feature film by director Zack Snyder back in 2009.
Are you guys excited to see Damon Lindelof’s version of Watchmen? Is there anything in particular you’d like to see that didn’t make it into the Watchmen film? What do you think of Nicole Kassell as a director for the pilot? Who would you like to see in the cast of the Watchmen pilot? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!