“Watchmen” has officially been ordered to series by HBO, becoming the first superhero TV show of the network.
HBO tweeted the announcement with a teaser video that ended with the famous Dr. Manhattan quote, “Nothing ever ends.”
The series comes from “Lost” and “The Leftovers” showrunner Damon Lindelof. “Watchmen,” first adapted as a movie by Zack Snyder on 2009, was met with mixed reviews but has made a cult following for the much praised graphic novel.
The show will premiere in 2019, making the year one of the most jam-packed for HBO. The network will also be releasing on the same year the final season of “Game of Thrones” and the return of the critically-acclaimed “True Detective.”
The TV adaptation stars 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.
Read the synopsis of the 2009 movie:
In a gritty and alternate 1985 the glory days of costumed vigilantes have been brought to a close by a government crackdown, but after one of the masked veterans is brutally murdered an investigation into the killer is initiated. The reunited heroes set out to prevent their own destruction, but in doing so discover a deeper and far more diabolical plot.