Watchmen: Hate and crime unveiled

Helmed by Damon Lindelof, HBO’s Watchmen adaptation stars Oscar winner Regina King (above, centre) and is set three decades after the events of the comics.
Helmed by Damon Lindelof, HBO’s Watchmen adaptation stars Oscar winner Regina King (above, centre) and is set three decades after the events of the comics.PHOTO: HBO
Helmed by Damon Lindelof (above), HBO’s Watchmen adaptation stars Oscar winner Regina King and is set three decades after the events of the comics.
Helmed by Damon Lindelof (above), HBO’s Watchmen adaptation stars Oscar winner Regina King and is set three decades after the events of the comics.

In adapting the Watchmen comics, Lost creator Damon Lindelof takes on masked heroics, race relations and mistrust of authority

Fans of Damon Lindelof's hit show Lost (2004 to 2010) famously turned on the writer-producer over the ending, which many felt did not satisfactorily resolve its biggest mysteries.

But this and other run-ins taught the Emmy winner to make peace with viewers having their own takes on his stories.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 24, 2019, with the headline 'Hate and crime unveiled'. Print Edition | Subscribe