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'Watchmen' TV series gets 2019 premiere

Alfred Bayle News Network

 /  Sun, August 19, 2018  /  03:05 am
'Watchmen' TV series gets 2019 premiere

British actor Jeremy Irons in Rome on January 11, 2016. The actor reportedly will join the cast for 'Watchmen' television series by HBO. (AFP/Alberto Pizzoli)

The long-awaited Watchmen TV series by HBO will finally hit TV screens in 2019.

The entertainment network tweeted today, Aug. 18, a short Watchmen-related clip to announce its commitment to produce the series. It started with the hero Comedian’s trademark bloodied happy face, then transitioned to the text, “Nothing Ever Ends”.

The TV series previously had only a pilot commitment from HBO and did not elaborate on whether a full season would be made.

A statement from HBO also mentioned the inclusion of Oscar-winning English actor Jeremy Irons, and Watchmen being added to the network’s 2019 lineup.

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While inspired by Alan Moore’s graphic novel of the same name, the new Watchmen series directed by Damon Lindelof may have its own story set in modern times. The show’s logline describes it as: “Watchmen is set in an alternate history where ‘superheroes’ are treated as outlaws. And while Lindelof (The Leftovers) plans to embrace the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel, the series will also attempt to break new ground of its own.”

Watchmen the comic book received its first adaptation through a Zack Snyder-led film in 2009. An R-rated animated movie by Warner Bros. would later be announced in April 2017.

This article appeared on the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper website, which is a member of Asia News Network and a media partner of The Jakarta Post