HBO Confirms "Preliminary Discussions" About "Watchmen" TV Series

HBO confirms it has met with director Zack Snyder about a potential television based on "Watchmen," the influential 1986 DC Comics miniseries created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons.

"Preliminary discussions regarding 'Watchmen' have occurred," the cable network said in a statement to Deadline, "but we have no additional information and no deals are in place,"

The website suggests the discussion took place "months ago," and that there are no talks at the moment with Snyder, who's occupied with Warner Bros.' upcoming DC movie slate, including "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" and "Justice League."

Snyder helmed the 2009 feature adaptation of "Watchmen," which received mixed reviews and grossed $185.3 million worldwide on a $130 million production budget.

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