“Watchmen” Gets Premiere Date Premiere Date From HBO

By Creative Media Times

“10/20. Tick Tock.” HBO has set the premiere date for “Watchmen,” the upcoming superhero drama adaptation created and developed by Damon Lindelof.

Watchmen is set to premiere on Oct. 20, Sunday, at 9 p.m. And then a week later, this will be followed at 10 p.m. by “Silicon Valley” which is returning for its sixth and final season.

Based on the DC Comics limited series of the same name created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, HBO describes it as being set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws, and that it will embrace the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name while attempting to break new ground of its own.

Last May, Lindelof stated via a five-page letter posted on twitter that his version will not be a straight adaptation of the comic books.

“We have no desire to ‘adapt’ the twelve issues [Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons] created thirty years ago,” Lindelof writes. “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.”

In 2009, Zack Snyder (Man of Steel) adapted Watchmen a live-action film.