Adapting arguably the greatest graphic novel of all time into a long form television show is no easy feat, as Zach Snyder, director of the 2009 film adaption to polarizing mixed reviews, can easily attest.
That hasn't stopped HBO from moving forward with its television series, however, as delays since 2015 have put the future of the show in a constant state of pre-production—something that seems to follow most DC titles outside of the main Justice League cast.
According to Comicbook.com, the new working title for the Watchmen HBO series is "Brooklyn," a seemingly vague title about the famous Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons characters, that doesn't ring as familiar-sounding as other location-based DC series' such as Gotham and Metropolis (two places that are made up to DC, as opposed to Brooklyn, NY).
A show named "Brooklyn" doesn't in any way scream out "Watchmen," but with little to no information released about the show other than Snyder's departure for the addition of Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof and a rumored filming date for March 2018, the future of the series could adapt or change almost anything.
"Watchmen -- it was dangerous, and you can't be dangerous for dangerous' sake, but the reason that I'm doing this is these are dangerous times and we need dangerous shows," said Lindelof.
"What we think about superheroes is wrong," he continued. "I love the Marvel movies and we saw Justice League this morning and I’m all for Wonder Woman and Batman and I grew up on these characters, but we should not trust people who put on masks and say that they are looking out for us. If you hide your face, you are up to no good.”