Watchmen - Zack Snyder\'s 2009 film Warner Bros

Batman v Superman director Zack Snyder's 2009 film Watchmen is one of the most underrated superhero films. The movie based on the DC Comics limited series failed to set the box office cash registers ringing when released but eventually went on to gain cult status among fans. Now, it looks like Snyder is planning to revisit the DC property in the form of a TV series.

According to Collider, Snyder has apparently pitched some idea for a Watchmen series to HBO. It's still very early in the process, so there aren't any concrete details available yet on whether the series will be a retelling of the original story, a prequel, and/or a sequel. HBO released a brief statement on this matter to The Hollywood Reporter (via Empire): "Preliminary discussions regarding Watchmen have occurred but we have no additional information and no deals are in place."

Considering the fact that Snyder currently has his hands full with setting up the DC Cinematic Universe with Batman v Superman and the two-part Justice League film, it's unlikely we see any movement on this Watchmen series until 2017 or 2018, at the earliest. ComicBookMovie further speculates that this potential Watchmen series could eventually serve as the successor to HBO's Game Of Thrones, which is expected to run at least seven or eight seasons.