Earlier last December, it was revealed that HBO’s Watchmen TV series’ pilot will begin filming this March. It seems like the network is still on track with its schedule and may soon start production.
A production schedule listing from Production Weekly has revealed that the Pilot filming will take place in Vancouver, Canada. Furthermore, the status remains as spring 2018 so it looks like an exact filming start date has not yet been assigned.
In January, HBO’s programming president Casey Bloys confirmed that they had a script ready to film the pilot this year. Here’s what he had to say:
“I’ve read the script, it’s amazing,” Bloys said. “I’m thrilled, I imagine we’ll shoot that this year.”
This won’t be the first time Warner Bros. and DC have chosen this location. Zack Snyder’s Watchmen and Man of Steel movie were both filmed in Vancouver as well.
For the movie version, Snyder decided to build a custom backlot in Vancouver after shooting in several locations.
“After a couple months of shooting at various locations and on stages, last week we finally made the transition to our New York City backlot. Since the New York City that is rendered in the graphic novel is so particular, it was very important to me that our backlot speak the same language, the vernacular of WATCHMEN. In addition, the backlot needs to function as many different parts of the city, countless store fronts, street corners, alleys, etc. So, with that in mind, we set out to build own own custom backlot here in Vancouver, BC. In my opinion, the results speak for themselves,” Explained Snyder (via Gothamist).
Currently, DCEU’s Shazam and the TV series Titans are also being filmed in Toronto, Canada. Flashpoint is also being reported to be filmed in the same country.
Damon Lindelof will helm Watchmen as the showrunner. The Leftover’s Nicole Kassell will direct the pilot.
It was only in last year September that fans got an update from Lindelof that he had started pre-production with the TV series. Stay tuned with Pursue News for updates on Watchmen and other DCEU news.
Source: Production Weekly