Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Culture | By Stewart Greene

HBO President Says 'Watchmen' Pilot May Begin Shooting In 2018

HBO President Says 'Watchmen' Pilot May Begin Shooting In 2018

In fact, having Watchmen start up right after that series ends could be a savvy move, especially since Westworld, which returns for season 2 this year, might not be on the 2019 HBO schedule. "We'll take as much or as little time as the writers need and, as with all out development, we will evaluate what we have when the scripts are in". It's a hard work to adapt considering many believe it to be the greatest comic book series of all time - just look at the divided reaction to Zack Snyder's 2009 film version - but Lindelof seems very up for the challenge.

Finally, Bloys confirmed that, while HBO clearly wants a Game of Thrones prequel (or prequels), it has no interest in revivals, reboots, or remakes.

"It wasn't necessarily a delay", Bloys told TVLine.

Game of Thrones has been one of the biggest shows on television from nearly the very beginning, and it has only grown more popular with the passing years. "I have seen some things that I think are potentially very exciting". We learned previous year that 5 Game of Thrones spinoffs are in the works, though only one is likely to make it to air. But after HBO greenlit a new season set in the Ozarks last fall (and cast Mahershala Ali, Stephen Dorff, and Carmen Ejogo), there was some hope that maybe we'd get the new season in 2018. I don't have a timetable when we're going to make decisions on anything. "This story, A Song of Ice and Fire, is done".

Credit HBO  Game of Thrones
Credit HBO Game of Thrones

So that's a lot to chew on.

HBO also announced the third season of their anthology series True Detective will not make it to air until next year either.

"David Milch is doing a rewrite that he and the producers were talking about". They have to finish GOT. However, Bloys revealed that fans wouldn't be getting a backdoor pilot or sort, adding that the spin-off would air "a least a year after "Game of Thrones" airs".

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