AceShowbiz - New set photos from HBO's upcoming series "Watchmen" have found their way out online. The new photos offer new details regarding the locations of the TV adaptation of Alan Moore's popular graphic novel.
Coming via Birth.Movies.Death., the photos see that the production is transforming their Macon, Georgia set into Tulsa, Oklahoma for the series. One of the photos sees a bus stop which has a poster promoting a fictional TV show titled "American Hero Story: Minutemen".
It is assumed to be a nod to FX's series "American Horror Story". Meanwhile, The Minutemen were the premier group of superheroes throughout the 1940s and were founded in 1939. This leads to a speculation that this ad may hint at a show-within-a-show that details their dramatic history.
The new photos also feature a Red White & Blue cab which was parked near a traffic light. In addition, fans get the first look at a clothing store called "Millennium", a bakery called "Milk & Hanoi Bakery", another store called "Treasure Island", and a gastropub called "Pale Horse". Pale Horse serves as both a biblical reference and a reference from the late 1980s by DC Comics as One of the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse rides a pale horse. However, Pale Horse is a band in the comics, not a pub.
Prior to this, set photos gave the first look at Don Johnson, who is tapped to play an undisclosed role. The veteran actor dressed as a police sergeant in a blue uniform, with several men wearing similar outfits standing around him.
EP and showrunner Damon Lindelof previously offered some details of the series. "Some of the characters will be unknown. New faces. New masks to cover them. We also intend to revisit the past century of Costumed Adventuring through a surprising, yet familiar set of eyes," he wrote on the letter addressed to fans. He added that the TV series would not be a sequel to the live-action movie "Watchmen" (2009).
The TV adaptation, which also stars Regina King, will have its pilot directed by Nicole Kassell from the script written by Lindelof.