Watchmen (TV series)

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Watchmen
Genre
Created byDamon Lindelof
Based on
Starring
Composer(s)
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Production
Executive producer(s)
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)
Release
Original networkHBO
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Watchmen is an upcoming American superhero drama television series, based on the comic book limited series of the same name created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, that is set to premiere in the fall of 2019 on HBO.[1] The series was created by Damon Lindelof, who is also set to write and executive produce.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

On October 1, 2015, it was reported that HBO had entered into preliminary discussions with Zack Snyder, director of the 2009 Watchmen film, about potentially producing a television series adaptation.[3] HBO later confirmed that the reports were accurate.[4]

On June 20, 2017, it was reported that Damon Lindelof was in early talks to develop the potential television series adaptation for HBO. At that time, both parties were said to be in the midst of making a deal and it was confirmed that Snyder was no longer involved with the production.[5] On September 19, 2017, it was reported that the writers' room for the series had opened.[6] A day later, it was announced that HBO had officially given the production a pilot order and also ordered additional backup scripts as well.[7]

On January 30, 2018, it was announced that Nicole Kassell would direct and executive produce the pilot, written by Lindelof.[8] On May 22, 2018, Lindelof posted a five-page open letter to fans of the comic book series wherein he revealed that the television series would not be a direct adaptation of the source material or a sequel to it either but instead would depict a new, original story. However, the new story does take place after the original Watchmen.[9] On August 17, 2018, it was announced that HBO had given the production a series order for a first season set to premiere in 2019.[10] On September 20, 2018, it was reported that the score for the series would be composed by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.[11]

Casting[edit]

On May 23, 2018, it was announced that Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Adelaide Clemens, and Andrew Howard had joined the cast of the pilot. At least one of the actors was expected to have been cast in a potentially recurring role.[12] In June 2018, it was reported that Jeremy Irons, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Sara Vickers had been cast in the pilot.[13][14][15] On August 7, 2018, it was announced that Dylan Schombing, Adelynn Spoon, and Lily Rose Smith had joined the pilot's cast.[16] In November 2018, it was reported that Jean Smart had been cast in a starring role and that James Wolk would appear in a recurring capacity. Additionally, it was confirmed that Irons would portray Adrian Veidt / Ozymandias, that Nelson would portray a newly-devised character named Looking Glass,[17][18][19][20] and that Vickers and Mison would portray Mime and Marionette (Marcos Maez and Erika Manson) from the 2017 Watchmen sequel, Doomsday Clock.[2][better source needed] In January 2019, it was announced that Hong Chau and Dustin Ingram had been cast in recurring roles.[21][22]

Filming[edit]

Principal photography for the pilot commenced on June 1, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia. Throughout the month, filming occurred in additional Georgia cities and townsional, including Macon, Fayetteville, Newnan, Palmetto, Brooks, and Tucker.[23] In October 2018, filming for the remainder of the first season began in Georgia. Filming locations that month included Palmetto, Brookhaven, Peachtree City, Decatur, and the MARTA station in Chamblee.[24] In November 2018, shooting moved to locales such as Palmetto, Chamblee, McDonough, and the West Lake MARTA station.[25] In December 2018, the production was working out of Union City, Newnan, and the Georgia World Congress Center.[26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Swift, Andy (May 8, 2019). "HBO's Watchmen: New Teaser Trailer Begins the Countdown to Doomsday". TVLine. Retrieved May 8, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Ouellette, Jennifer (May 8, 2019). "HBO drops first teaser for its upcoming Watchmen series". Ars Technica. Retrieved May 9, 2019.
  3. ^ Trumbore, Dave (October 1, 2015). "Exclusive: HBO Eyeing 'Watchmen' TV Series from Zack Snyder". Collider. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (October 1, 2015). "HBO Confirms "Preliminary Discussions" For 'Watchmen' TV Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  5. ^ Petski, Denise (June 21, 2017). "Damon Lindelof Eyeing An Adaptation Of 'Watchmen' For HBO". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  6. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (September 19, 2017). "Damon Lindelof Teases Start Of 'Watchmen' Series At HBO". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 20, 2017). "'Watchmen' HBO Adaptation From Damon Lindelof Officially A Go With Pilot & Backup Script Order". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 30, 2018). "'Watchmen': Nicole Kassell To Direct HBO Pilot From Damon Lindelof". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  9. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (May 22, 2018). "Damon Lindelof's Open Letter To 'Watchmen' Fans Says HBO Adaptation Will Be An Original Story". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie; Petski, Denise (August 17, 2018). "'Watchmen' Is A Go: Damon Lindelof's Pilot Picked Up To Series By HBO". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  11. ^ Pedersen, Erik (September 20, 2018). "'Watchmen': Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross To Compose Music For Damon Lindelof's HBO Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  12. ^ Andreeva, Nellie; Petski, Denise (May 23, 2018). "'Watchmen': Regina King, Don Johnson, Louis Gossett Jr., Andrew Howard Among Six Cast In Damon Lindelof's HBO Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  13. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 26, 2018). "'Watchmen': Jeremy Irons To Star In Damon Lindelof's HBO Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  14. ^ Petski, Denise (June 28, 2018). "'Watchmen': Tom Mison, Frances Fisher & Jacob Ming-Trent Cast In Damon Lindelof's HBO Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  15. ^ Petski, Denise (June 29, 2018). "'Watchmen': Yahya Abdul-Mateen II & Sara Vickers Cast In Damon Lindelof's HBO Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  16. ^ Petski, Denise (August 7, 2018). "'Watchmen': Dylan Schombing, Adelynn Spoon & Lily Rose Smith Join Damon Lindelof's HBO Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 7, 2018.
  17. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (November 5, 2018). "'Watchmen': James Wolk Cast In Recurring Role On HBO Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 6, 2018.
  18. ^ Hall, Jacob (November 8, 2018). "Exclusive: Jeremy Irons is Older Ozymandias in the 'Watchmen' TV Series, Jean Smart Joins the Cast as an FBI Agent". /Film. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  19. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (November 8, 2018). "'Watchmen': Jean Smart To Co-Star On HBO Series From Damon Lindelof". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  20. ^ Nugent, John; Travis, Ben (November 9, 2018). "Watchmen: Tim Blake Nelson Reveals His Character In HBO Series – Exclusive". Empire. Retrieved November 10, 2018.
  21. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 11, 2019). "'Watchmen': Hong Chau Joins Cast Of HBO Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  22. ^ Petski, Denise (January 24, 2019). "'Watchmen': Dustin Ingram To Recur On HBO Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  23. ^ Walljasper, Matt (June 26, 2018). "What's filming in Atlanta now? HBO's Watchmen, Clint Eastwood's The Mule, Stranger Things, Stuber, and more". Atlanta. Retrieved July 1, 2018.
  24. ^ Walljasper, Matt (October 29, 2018). "What's filming in Atlanta now? Doctor Sleep, The Banker, Stranger Things, Avengers, Watchmen, and more". Atlanta. Retrieved November 1, 2018.
  25. ^ Walljasper, Matt (November 29, 2018). "What's filming in Atlanta now? Limited Partners, Watchmen, Stranger Things, plus unpacking the #BoycottGeorgia movement". Atlanta. Retrieved December 26, 2018.
  26. ^ Walljasper, Matt (December 20, 2018). "What's filming in Atlanta now? Undercover Brother 2, Limited Partners, Watchmen, Dolly Parton's Heartstrings, and more". Atlanta. Retrieved December 26, 2018.

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