HBO's 'Watchmen' Series Officially a Go — Find Out When It Premieres

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HBO announced it has ordered a series based on the Watchmen comic books and 2009 film they inspired.

"Nothing ever ends. #WatchmenHBO #DamonLindelof," HBO tweeted Friday.

The post also included a brief video featuring the pitch-dark superhero franchise's yellow smiley face logo with a blood smear on its forehead. The words: "Nothing ever ends. HBO. 2019" also appear in the clip.

Lindelöf's credits include Lost, The Leftovers and Star Trek Into Darkness.

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Drake and Future the Prince are onboard as executive producers. said his take on Watchmen will star Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Adelaide Clemens, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing, Lily Rose Smith and Adelynn Spoon.

By Karen Butler

Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.