A couple of months ago, HBO announced that it was putting a TV adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen into the works, with former Leftovers showrunner Damon Lindelof heading up the series’ creative duties. Things have been quiet since then, but if you were sitting around, wondering when Lindelof was going to make some noise about his new comic book gig, don’t worry: He already did it 35 minutes (and, like, 7 hours) ago.
Which is to say, Lindelof posted the first, cryptic picture from what looks like the show’s writer’s room today via Instagram, showing a trophy that eventually ends up in the hands of the original Nite Owl, one of the vanguard of costumed crimefighters who dot the history of Moore’s book. There’s no word yet on who’ll be playing Nite Owl I (a.k.a. Hollis Mason) in the show, or any of the other dysfunctional costumed weirdos that make up the Minutemen and their associated heroes, but you can rest assured that the wheels are apparently in motion for HBO’s take on Moore and Gibbons’ celebrated work.