The Watchmen series on HBO was the second live action adaptation of Alan Moore's homonymous graphic novel.
However, unlike the Zack Snyder movie released in 2009, the show brought a whole new story but inspired by the comic book universe.
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Unfortunately, the show did not have the presence of Owl, a striking character in the comic and who was also in the film played by Patrick Wilson
In a recent interview with Collider, creator Damon Lindelof revealed that there were plans for the Owl, but explained the reason for his absence.
“And I felt very strongly that Laurie needed to be on this show. And I felt very strongly that Manhattan needed to be on the show. And I felt very strongly that Veidt needed to be on the show. And we knew that the show's central character was Hooded Justice and his granddaughter.
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It seemed that if we added Dan [the Owl] to the mix, the balance tilted too much for the old, not enough for the new. But we discussed various versions of what it would look like. ”
Watchmen season 1 is now available to subscribers to HBO Go streaming platform.