Watchmen creator and executive producer Damon Lindelof wrote a lenghty open letter to give fans new details about the series currently in development at HBO.
According to Lindelof, the show will be set in the present day and will also feature new characters.
We have no desire to ‘adapt’ the twelve issues [Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons] created thirty years ago.
Those issues are sacred ground and they will not be retread nor recreated nor reproduced nor rebooted …they will, however, be remixed. Because the bass lines in those familiar tracks are just too good and we’d be fools not to sample them … This new story must be original. It has to vibrate with the seismic unpredictability of its own tectonic plates. It must ask new questions and explore the world through a fresh lens. Most importantly, it must be contemporary… The tone will be fresh and nasty and electric and absurd… Some of the characters will be unknown. New faces. New masks to cover them. We also intend to revisit the past century of Costumed Adventuring through a surprising, yet familiar set of eyes… and it is here where we’ll be taking our greatest risk.
You may read his letter in full below:
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