The 2018 Summer TCA Press Tour began on Wednesday with HBO's presentation. According to Deadline, the network's president Casey Bloys said “I have very, very high hopes" about the Watchmen pilot. He went on to say “They did a great job. [Damon Lindelof] wrote a phenomenal script, and Nikki Kassell did an amazing job shooting the show. I think we see it in a few weeks.” He added that the prospects are looking good and if the pilot is ordered to series, they would want to move ahead with production as soon as possible.

HBO was acquired by AT&T with a mandate to compete with Netflix, so all eyes are on how the network is going to proceed. Brandon Katz noted in The Observer that they need some new high-quality, splashy projects, and that Watchmen "is the perfect big bet to launch HBO forward into the blockbuster content battle."

Prospects seem good, but the waiting continues until the end of summer, when the final decision will be made whether the series is picked up or not.

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filming started???

did anyone else notice that "The Watchmen" page on IMBD switched from pre-production to filming?

Wonder if the cast & crew are in Atlanta.

Has filming started?!

Yes! Noticed that and hope that means we'll be seeing some BTS photos soon or maybe hearing more about how many episodes we can expect for Season 1. According to IMDb, there will be at least 8...

good to see tom

anxious to tom mison on us tv again.