More quotes are still coming out of HBO’s Television Critics Association presentation earlier this week with programming president Casey Bloys offering updates on two of its most high profile projects in the works.
One is Damon Lindelof’s new adaptation of Alan Moore’s iconic graphic novel “Watchmen”. Nicole Kassell directed the pilot for the series which stars the likes of Jeremy Irons, Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson and Louis Gossett Jr..
Bloys said filming on the pilot is done with the final version being screened for executives in a few weeks: “I have very, very high hopes. They did a great job. Damon wrote a phenomenal script, and Nikki Kassell did an amazing job shooting the show. I think we see it in a few weeks. So, we’ll see.”
He also indicates HBO is hoping to go into production on a series as soon as possible if the pilot is picked up.
The fate of another high profile show, the controversial slavery-themed “Confederate” series from “Game Of Thrones” creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, isn’t looking so good with no significant movement on it since the series order a year ago.
According to Bloys: “No change. David and Dan, they’ve gotta finish the final season of Game of Thrones. Michelle’s got a show at Apple. Malcolm’s got multiple projects. And of course Dan and David have the Star Wars movie. When they figure out their schedules they’ll come back to us. But nothing has been written and so no change in status there.”