With 1 month to go before Watchmen at HBO, the screenwriter Damon Lindelof commented a little, in an interview for EW magazine, what to expect from the series.
He also told us a little bit about the details of the production arriving on the channel in October.
As announced at the beginning, in a letter to fans, the series is not an adaptation of the 12 editions of the comics, but an original story that mixes with them.
The series will take place 30 years after the events of graphic novel in Alan Moore. Thus, in HBO’s Watchmen, large parts of the characters will already be dead, or hidden.
Of course, we have the theories that Adrian Veidt, also known as Ozymandia will be on the show and should be played by the actor Jeremy Irons. The participation of the powerful Doctor Manhattan, which is on Mars, is also speculated.
Lindelof claims that “All 12 chapters will be canon. They all happened. We will not retell the story ”. He completes “The first episode seems much more like the beginning of a new story than the continuation of an old one”.
In the series the focus is on a new character, Angela Abar (Regina King) an Oklahoma State police officer who has a secret identity, the Sister Night. Abar will investigate terrorist groups from white supremacist organizations.
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Lindelof comments that Watchmen for HBO it is much more than a series that deconstructs the superhero genre “Watchmen has a much more interesting point of view to tell about masks, authorities, watchmen. In the series, nobody has super powers – the only one with skills is Dr. Manhattan, he is not on Earth. ”
He claims “Nobody in Watchmen it can release rays through the eyes, or fly around and become invisible. I think we are not deconstructing the genre, as all the characters in the series are humans who play wearing clothes. ”
He completes “It is much more interesting to ask ourselves about the psychological motivations and the reasons that led them to leave dressed, and why they thought that hiding their identities was a good idea.”
The project headed by Jeremy Irons, Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson and Louis Gossett Jr, still counts in its cast with Adelaide Clemens, Andrew Howard, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing, Lily Rose Smith and Adelynn Spoon.
Watchmen arrives at October 20 on HBO.