Zack Snyder, director of the film adaptation of Alan Moore (a.k.a., The Original Writer) and Dave Gibbons’s Watchmen, has reportedly met with HBO to discuss adapting the graphic novel again, this time as a television series.
The report from Collider was unable to obtain further details about the exact nature of the would-be series, including whether it would be a prequel or sequel to the original series, or simply a new imagining of the source material.
As noted in the report, HBO can be hard to predict. The studio entertains a lot of ideas without committing to projects, so meetings may not necessarily mean this project will ever see the light of day. However, with Game of Thrones inching closer to its final season, HBO must be on the lookout for its “next big thing.”
If they choose to go the prequel route, DC Entertainment has produced plenty of material to work with in the form of the multiple Before Watchmen miniseries that were published in 2012. Darwyn Cooke’s Minutemen series, in particular, seems like a good fit for adaptation, at least partly because it did the best job of justifying its own existence.