Watchmen: HBO Picks Up Series

 

 

HBO has just announced that they have ordered Damon Lindelof's Watchmen to series. The series will debut in 2019. In addition to Tom, the stellar cast also includes Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Frances Fisher, and Louis Gossett Jr., but no word yet on what characters any of them will play. The network released the following logline for the show:

Set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws, Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own.

Congratulations to all involved on the pick-up -- see you in 2019!

 

Watchmen: HBO President Optimistic About Series

 

 

The 2018 Summer TCA Press Tour began on Wednesday with HBO's presentation. According to Deadline, the network's president Casey Bloys said “I have very, very high hopes" about the Watchmen pilot. He went on to say “They did a great job. [Damon Lindelof] wrote a phenomenal script, and Nikki Kassell did an amazing job shooting the show. I think we see it in a few weeks.” He added that the prospects are looking good and if the pilot is ordered to series, they would want to move ahead with production as soon as possible.

HBO was acquired by AT&T with a mandate to compete with Netflix, so all eyes are on how the network is going to proceed. Brandon Katz noted in The Observer that they need some new high-quality, splashy projects, and that Watchmen "is the perfect big bet to launch HBO forward into the blockbuster content battle."

Prospects seem good, but the waiting continues until the end of summer, when the final decision will be made whether the series is picked up or not.

Podcast: Tom Talks Cruel Intentions

 

Podcast Like It's 1999

 

Phil Iscove, creator of Sleepy Hollow and current writer for ABC drama Station 19, created a podcast that covers the abundance of excellent movies released in 1999. Each week, Phil and his co-host Kenny chat with guests about a movie of the guest's choice from that year. Tom skyped in for a nice long conversation about the movie Cruel Intentions, starring Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillipe and Selma Blair. You can find the podcast on iTunes or wherever you normally get your podcasts (don't forget to leave a review!) or use this link

NOTE: Tom stresses early on in the podcast that he finds this movie pretty problematic and did not actually choose it.

 

Watchmen: Tom Cast in HBO Pilot

 

 

TVLine is reporting that Tom has joined an incredible cast that includes Jeremy Irons and Regina King, in the HBO pilot based on the comic series of the same name. Damon Lindelof (Lost, The Leftovers) wrote the pilot and will serve as the Executive Producer. TVLine is reporting that Tom has a lead role, but nothing else is known beyond that. Lindelof has commented that the show is not an adaptation of the original comics, but takes place in the same world in present day. The pilot wrapped shooting in Atlanta, GA a couple of days ago. Stay tuned for more details!

 

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