Damon Lindelof's Rumored 'Watchmen' TV Series Ordered By HBO

Let's keep it real: Zack Snyder's Watchmen adaptation never stood a chance. I think it's a very good effort to bring Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' classic graphic novel to the screen, but it was always meant to be a TV series. It's the only way to bring such a dense, complex story to fruititon in the manner it deserves. And that is finally going to happen.

HBO has ordered a pilot episode and backup scripts for Damon Lindelof's Watchmen series, first rumored a few months ago. Lindelof confirmed it with a clever Instagram post yesterday...

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What's so clever about it? Fans of Moore's Watchmen comic will recognize the statue as the same one given to Night Owl after he retired from being a costumed hero.

But will those same fans show their gratitude to Lindelof? It's way too early to tell where his Watchmen will go, or who will star in it. Can they just go ahead and bring back Jackie Earle Haley as Rorshach? Lindelof has had a mixed bag career up to this point, but he really clicked with HBO on The Leftovers. They're going to need that same creative chemistry if this is going to work, too.