5 Reasons Why HBO’s Watchmen Might Fail

Author Thumbnail Jon Arvedon September 03, 2019 08:08 AM

2It’s Not the Source Material, Part II

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On the opposite end of the spectrum, there are those who love the original Watchmen so much that they can’t wait to see Lindelof expand on it. However, this could also prove problematic.

While the HBO series will include an aging Ozymandias and, seemingly, Doctor Manhattan, it’s clear the focus is going to be on new characters, such as Regina King’s Angela Abraham, Don Johnson’s Judd Crawford and Tim Blake Nelson’s Looking Glass.

Of course, there will still be other familiar elements, such as the Rorschach-mask-wearing extremists, the Black Freighter nods and the new Silk Spectre. Nevertheless, those hoping for a direct continuation of the comic could have their nostalgia overwhelmed by Lindelof’s attempt to break new ground.

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