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Television series based on the DC Comics series Watchmen, published 1986-1987.
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“Downsizing” actress Hong Chau has scored a key role on HBO’s upcoming series adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ iconic limited comic series “Watchmen”. Chau is expected to play a Vietnamese character named Lady T.
The series aims to embrace the nostalgia skewering dark satire of the original graphic novel while attempting to break new ground at the same time.
HBO’s “Watchmen” showrunner Damon Lindelof has made it clear before that the new series is not an adaptation of the Alan Moore comic but rather a follow-up set decades later. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly this week ahead of the show’s October 20th premiere, Lindelof explained how to categorize the show:
“Look, [the new series] certainly fits into the ‘sequel’ box, and definitely doesn’t fit into the ‘reboot’ box. We treat the original 12 issues as canon. They all happened. We haven’t done any revisionist history, but we can maneuver in between the cracks and crevices and find new stories there. We wanted to make sure our first episode felt like the beginning of a new story rather than a continuation of an old story. That’s what I think a sequel is — the continuation of an old story.”