It did seem a bit odd that HBO and Damon Lindelof would turn to Watchmen as a new potential series. As recently as the late-2000s, director Zack Snyder did a serviceable job of adapting the acclaimed graphic novel for the big screen. While it may not have been the best-reviewed thing out there, I personally think it captured the spirit and overall feel of the comic. So where else can they take the series without stretching it out unnecessarily?
Well, apparently, they can take it pretty much wherever the hell they want. If we’re to believe these character descriptions, it sounds like they can be going in a completely different direction for the overarching story. That Hashtag Show brought forth the descriptions, and they are…interesting, to say the least.
Angela Abraham: African-American female cop. Independent and intelligent, she’s also a realist. She’s married to Cal, with whom she has a daughter and is fiercely protective of them both.
Cal Abraham: African-American male who is the stay-at-home husband of Angela. While he seems at home as the king of his castle and being a loving husband and father, it’s clear his past has a different story to tell.
Looking Glass: A good looking cop, the native Oklahoman isn’t simple as his rural accent makes him appear to be. A top interrogator and behavioral scientist, he may also be a bit of a sociopath.
Panda: An ethnic desk cop, he’s cynical and tough and puts his job first. Not a friend to many, he uses comedy to keep people at bay.
Red Scare: Mafioso, track suit wearing cop. His Russian accent lends to his abrasiveness.
Pirate Jenny: An androgynous and lustful bisexual cop, Jenny is an anarchist at heart.
Jane Crawford: The wife of the police chief, Judd, Jane is a veterinarian who’s sharper than her guarded persona lets on.
Old Man: A former cop who is still an imposing figure despite his age.
So what does all this mean for the actual series? The outlet has a couple theories. Given that there are a handful of cops on the list, they speculate that the story could revolve around the Police Strike of 1977. In the graphic novel, the police were outraged by the rise of vigilantes, so perhaps this could be told from the perspective of the cops who are getting put out of the job by vigilantes.
Of course, there is also the possibility that the descriptions are being written in a way to keep the actual characters disguised. I’m personally a fan of the former theory and would like them to tackle this story from a completely different angle as both the comic and the movie.
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SOURCE: That Hashtag Show