News about HBO’s upcoming Watchmen series is beginning to leak in trickles as production starts. Most recently some photos of Don Johnson from the set have appeared online. Check them out below:
So these pics don’t give us much to go on. Johnson is playing a cop in Tulsa, which is a city that played no part in the original Watchmen series. It seems that there might not be much directly from the books in the series, but we already knew that from what the showrunners have said and according to comicbook.com:
“We have no desire to ‘adapt’ the twelve issues Mr. Moore and Mr. Gibbons created thirty years ago,” executive producer Damon Lindelof wrote in a recent social media post. “Those issues are sacred ground and they will not be retread nor recreated nor reproduced nor rebooted.”
“They will, however, be remixed.” Lindelof continued. “Because the bass lines in those familiar tracks are just too good and we’d be fools not to sample them. Those original twelve issues are our Old Testament. When the New Testament came along it did not erase what came before it. Creation. The Garden of Eden. Abraham and Isaac. The Flood. It all happened. And so it will be with Watchmen. The Comedian died. Dan and Laurie fell in love. Ozymandias saved the world and Dr. Manhattan left it just after blowing Rorschach to pieces in the bitter cold of Antarctica.”
So this series looks to be more of an in-depth study of the world Allen Moore and Dave Gibbons created. Stay tuned as we will give you more Watchmen news as it becomes available!