Fans are very critical about media adaptations of things they know and love, and after Zack Snyder's adaptation of Watchmen, which was controversial amongst fans of Alan Moore's original graphic novel, many are not looking forward to another.
Well, some of those people are going to be disappointed, and others may find a reason to watch.
In an open letter to fans which Lindelof posted to Instagram (easier to read on his actual post and it's five pages long), the writer spoke about his intention with the show and how it's going to be a "remix" take on the story rather than a straight adaptation, which Snyder attempted back in 2009.
"We have no desire to ‘adapt’ the twelve issues [creators Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons] created thirty years ago,” he writes in the letter. “Those issues are sacred ground and they will not be retread nor recreated nor reproduced nor rebooted …they will, however, be remixed. Because the bass lines in those familiar tracks are just too good and we’d be fools not to sample them."
"This new story must be original. It has to vibrate with the seismic unpredictability of its own tectonic plates." Lindelof writes, "It must ask new questions and explore the world through a fresh lens. Most importantly, it must be contemporary… The tone will be fresh and nasty and electric and absurd… Some of the characters will be unknown."
Well, that's new. What this sounds like is more of an "Inspired by" work rather than an adaptation, but with no word on what things look like people will have to wait and see what Lindelof has planned for this series.