Watchmen is widely held as the greatest graphic novel of all time, because of its psychologically complex characters, intricate plot, and deep themes. There have been numerous attempts to bring Alan Moore's masterpiece to screens large and small over the years, but only one has actually made it there. While Zack Snyder's 2009 adaptation was a faithful depiction, it was agreed that it lacked a lot of the visceral emotion and color that made the comic so great.
Now, HBO has officially greenlit a TV pilot for a show based on Watchmen, run by Lost creator Damon Lindelof. It's a chance to right the wrongs of the film, and maybe dig deeper into the wide history of the Watchmen universe. Maybe it could explore the Minutemen, or even the events of the Before Watchmen storylines.
With the production of such a big show beginning, a lot of excitement surrounds the casting of these iconic characters, something the series must get right. Though many agree that Jeffrey Dean Morgan as the Comedian and Jackie Earle Haley as Rorschach were both brilliant, there's a lot of room to work within casting new actors.