Still Casting A Huge Shadow
Watchmen, based on the comic series by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, is coming to TV this month on HBO in the US and Sky Atlantic in the UK and here’s a short video looking at the comic’s enduring legacy from San Diego back in the summer…
“As much as it’s a book of its time, it’s also very timeless.”
Fans and industry professionals at #SDCC share why the graphic novel had such an impact on the world of comics. pic.twitter.com/QvPff4Kj5x
— Watchmen (@watchmen) October 14, 2019
Here’s wikipedia’s description of the show:Watchmen is an upcoming American superhero drama television series, based on the DC Comics limited series of the same name created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, created and developed by Damon Lindelof for HBO, with Lindelof serving as executive producer and writer.There will be nine episodes in the first season. The series takes place in an alternate contemporary reality in the United States, in which superheroes and masked vigilantes were outlawed due to their violent methods, but some of them gather around to start a revolution while others attempt to stop it.
In a lengthy Instagram post from Damon Lindelof while the show was in early production, it was revealed that the Watchmen series will not be a direct adaptation of the original source material, instead, being “remixed”; aiming to tell an entirely new story set in the world where the events of the original storyline took place. The series will also showcase different points of view, with the only characters from the original storyline confirmed to appear in the series being Doctor Manhattan, the former Silk Spectre, and former villain Ozymandias. The series will also focus on a detective named Angela Abar who becomes a vigilante called Sister Night.
The series is set to premiere on 20 October 2019.