Damon Lindelof never intended to make a “Watchmen” TV series. “It’s one of my favorite pieces of storytelling ever,” says Lindelof, 46, of the 1986-87 comic books. “So when it was mentioned as something available at HBO, I was like, ‘Not in a million years!’ It’s a [don’t] meet your idols kind of thing.” But Lindelof, who helmed ABC’s hit “Lost” (2004-2010) and HBO’s “The Leftovers” (2014-2017), eventually came around to the idea. “Watchmen” premieres Sunday at 9 p.m. Lindelof says he’s got a good reason for changing his mind about making the show. “I got super-jealous of the idea somebody else was going to do it,” he says, “and I’d think to myself, ‘You had a shot at this.’ ” “Watchmen” isn’t an adaptation of its source material, encompassing an alternate history where masked vigilantes were part of American culture from the 1940s through the ’80s, and Watergate was never exposed. The HBO series is set in the same world 30 years later. Fans of the comic will recognize characters played by Jean Smart (“Fargo”) and Jeremy Irons, but protagonist Angela Abar, a detective — played by Oscar winner Regina King (“If Beale Street Could Talk”) — is new… Read full this story
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