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HBO’s Watchmen TV series has been filming in Macon, Georgia for a little while now and the sets haven’t exactly been a secret. We’ve already seen some photographs of the alternate world the show is creating, which exists in the same superhero-filled and science fiction-tinged timeline we visited in Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ rightfully iconic comic book miniseries.
But a /Film reader who lives in Macon snapped some new photos of the re-dressed city and what’s on display is…interesting. Very interesting. And especially interesting if you’re familiar with the source material. Naturally, these images should be considered potential spoilers until we know more, so consider this your one and only warning.
First - Watchmen - Showrunner - Damon - Lindelof
First off, it’s important to remember what this Watchmen show actually is. As showrunner Damon Lindelof explained in a lengthy and passionate letter last month, this is not an adaptation or a direct sequel. Rather, it is a new story set in the same universe, just decades later. As he explains, the world-altering events of Watchmen happened and are canon, even as the show moves on to new things. This is important to absorb before we look at these images, which suggest some some pretty wild events.
Desire - Twelve - Issues - Mr - Moore
We have no desire to ‘adapt’ the twelve issues Mr. Moore and Mr. Gibbons created thirty years ago. Those issues are sacred ground and will not be retread nor recreated nor reproduced nor rebooted. They will however be remixed. Because the bass lines in those familiar tracks are just too good and we’d be fools not to sample them. Those original twelve issues are our Old Testament. When the New Testament came along it did not erase what came before it. Creation. The Garden of Eden. Abraham and Isaac. The Flood. It all happened. And so it will be with Watchmen. The Comedian...
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