Watchmen showrunner Damon Lindelof is just as excited to see the return of Rick and Morty as you are.
After a hiatus for the fourth season due to matters speculated to be related to the acquisition of WarnerMedia by AT&T and a massive 70-episode order, Rick and Morty is finally set to return later tonight. But it won’t be the only big WarnerMedia show hitting the airwaves around the same time, as HBO’s Watchmen also has a new episode tonight.
It seems that Watchmen showrunner Damon Lindelof seems to be giving the edge not to his own show, but to Rick and Morty, as he’s just shared a new image of one of the show’s characters, Mister Meeseeks, sitting on Mars in a fashion similar to Doctor Manhattan in the Watchmen graphic novel. Check out his Rick and Morty homage below:
Since Rick and Morty have plenty of episodes included in their massive order of content, it’s believed that subsequent batches of episodes will arrive annually (as it was with the first and second seasons) as opposed to biennially (with two-year waits between the second and third seasons and third and fourth seasons). Meanwhile, Watchmen has not yet been ordered for further seasons, although so far it has racked up strong ratings for a new HBO show, so it’s certainly possible that it will get renewed. Damon Lindelof, curiously, does not know if he’d be involved with hypothetical future seasons, so perhaps that just gives him more time to watch Rick and Morty.
Here is the official synopsis for HBO’s Watchmen:
Set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws, Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own.
Watchmen stars Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Jean Smart, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Hong Chau, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing, and James Wolk. The series is produced for HBO by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television, based on Alan Moore’s graphic novel co-created and illustrated by Dave Gibbons and published by DC.
Watchmen airs Sundays on HBO.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton’s The Chief, Diane Guerrero’s Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade’s Cyborg, April Bowlby’s Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer’s Negative Man and Brendan Fraser’s Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking “Next”.
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.
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