Damon Lindelof is officially on watch.
A few months after the series finale of his critically-beloved HBO series The Leftovers, Damon Lindelof is quickly back to work on his next potential project for the network.
In June, EW confirmed that the Lost co-creator was in discussions to adapt the popular 1980s DC graphic novel Watchmen. Now, Lindelof is teasing the beginning of pre-production, sharing a picture on Instagram from the writers’ room with the caption, “Day One.”
With Watchmen, Lindelof is taking on a very different superhero story. Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ beloved limited comic series is set in an alternate universe, where the presence of superheroes has altered the course of history. In the story, while investigating the murder of one of their own, the group known as the “Watchmen” encounter a massive and deadly conspiracy.
Filmmaker Zack Snyder adapted Watchmen into a 2009 feature film, and later, looked to bring a TV version to HBO in 2015, but to no avail. Sources previously told EW that Lindelof’s adaptation, which has not yet officially been ordered to series, is a completely new and separate iteration from Snyder’s.