HBO is getting The Leftovers gang back together for their brand-new Watchmen series adjustment. Showrunner Damon Lindelof was hired to produce a pilot based upon Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons‘ renowned graphic book, and now, THR reports that Lindeloff has actually tapped director Nicole Kassell to helm the pilot.
Kassell made her directorial launching with the bracing, Spirit Award-nominated 2004 drama The Woodsman and went on to direct 2 of The Leftovers‘ most critically acclaimed episodes; Season 2’ s “No Room at the Inn” and Season 3’s “It’s a Matt, Matt, Matt, Matt World,” both which dug deep into the faith and inner dispute of Christopher Eccleston‘s dedicated priest Matt Jamison. Over the last few years, Kassell has actually stayed hectic on TELEVISION with directing stints on tough series like The Killing, Better Call Saul, Rectify, and The Americans The Watchmen series will be her 2nd pilot directing gig after helming the very first episode of TNT’s wonderful funny Claws
Lindelof scripted the pilot and will executive produce with Kassell. In addition to the pilot order, HBO has actually provided an order for backup scripts. The series influenced by the timeless comic, which used a dark, satirical take a look at the superhero category embeded in an alt-history 1985, when ethically doubtful superheroes form the world as we understood it. After the murder of among their own, the mostly-retired group of ex-heroes reunites to examine and reveal a harmful conspiracy. Zack Snyder directed the 2009 movie adjustment.
We broke the news that HBO was thinking about establishing a TELEVISION series adjustment of the influential graphic unique back in2015 At the time, HBO was considering a reunion with Snyder, however that model of the task never ever occurred and Lindeloff, fresh of the vital honor of The Leftovers, was employed.Related youtube video: (not from post)