Based on the highly acclaimed limited series graphic novel, created by Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons and John Higgins, the beloved comic-book is to gain another live action adaptation. The first adaptation was for theatres, directed by Zack Snyder and released in 2009. Even though Snyder is heavily involved in the DC Extended Universe, as a producer and director of many of their films, he will not return to the Watchmen world.
Instead, Damon Lindelof is said to be in conversation with HBO executives to kick start a Watchmen TV series. Lindelof comes highly regarded coming off his hit TV show The Leftovers. The Leftovers started in 2014, and had a three season run, ending in June 2017, winning multiple awards along the way, including Critics Choice Television Award.
Nothing yet is confirmed by HBO, but will be fascinating to see the direction of how the show will take place, and how much it will differ from the 2009 film. The original story is set in a gruelling world in the mid 80’s, where costumed men and women shaped the landscape for everyone. A group of superheroes led to an overwhelming victory for the US during the Vietnam War, leading to a prolonged Nixon presidency. The story offers a dark, emotional and philosophical tale when a mystery unravels in the crime-fighting group when one of them gets murdered.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter