The story of the Watchmen isn't over, not by a long shot. HBO and Damon Lindelof's upcoming series based on the comic book characters dramatically revealed that it had gone into pre-production just yesterday, and as expected, fan reaction to the news hahasve been somewhat divided so far. But among those who are optimistic on the show is original Watchmen artist and co-creator Dave Gibbons.
While promoting the release of Kingsman: The Golden Circle, based on another adaptation of a comic book he co-created, Gibbons was asked about his feelings on the series by ComicBook.com. Though he was asked ahead of Lindeloff's social media reveal, Gibbons seemed intrigued by the show's possibilities. "I'm going to be interested to see what comes up," he said, "and if there is a way to make such things work, I'd like to see it."
The artist also made it clear that he has no involvement with the show (at least at this point), stressing, "I really don't know anything about it." Since the series only just began pre-production, it's likely going to be a little while before we hear any real news regarding casting, writers or directors.
Created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, Watchmen is the story of an alternate history in which superheroes first emerged in the 1940s, drastically altering the course of history. Set in 1985, as the United States and the Soviet Union inch ever closer to World War III, the comic centers on the investigation into the murder of the former costumed government agent the Comedian, which leads to the discovery of a deadly conspiracy to defuse the powder keg and bring peace to the world at the expense of millions of lives.
The Watchmen series currently does not have a release date.