Zack Snyder Is Reportedly Working On A ‘Watchmen’ TV Show For HBO

Zack Snyder got his start directing commercials and music videos for Soul Asylum and Morrissey, whose songs are as lyrically dreary as Snyder’s movies look. Over the past decade, Snyder’s been busy directing massive blockbusters, including 300, Man of Steel, and the soon-to-be-released Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice; also, Sucker Punch, whatever that was. But according to Collider, he’s reportedly considering returning to the small screen for a Watchmen TV series. Then again, it’s not really for TV — it’s HBO.

[Snyder] has been meeting with HBO to talk about a Watchmen TV series. Our sources tell us that the meetings about adapting the DC Comics property have taken place, but unfortunately we don’t have any details as to whether this would be a prequel series, a re-imagining of the events of the Watchmen story itself, or a sequel series. (Via)

That’s about the only meat on the report’s bones. Collider even admits, “All we know is that Snyder is meeting with HBO to talk about a Watchmen series; any details beyond that point are educated guesses on our part.” Still, a Watchmen series could work, in theory. There’s a colossal backstory to work from, and it’s surprising that HBO hasn’t tried a superhero show yet. Unless you count the in-development Gods & Secrets or The Leftovers, where everyone’s superpower is that they can look sad and miserable 24/7.

Still no word on the Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole show.

(Via Collider)