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The creator of HBO's 'Watchmen' says it's not a superhero series because the characters are 'just humans who play dress up'

Posted On: Sep 18, 2019   |   Posted By: Business Insider

The creator of HBO's 'Watchmen' says it's not a superhero series because the characters are 'just humans who play dress up'

Damon Lindelof, the creator of HBO's "Watchmen," told Entertainment Weekly that the series isn't quite the deconstruction of the superhero genre that Amazon's "The Boys" is.
"In 'Watchmen ,' nobody has superpowers ..." Lindelof said. ""In 'The Boys ,' you have superpowered individuals in capes that can shoot lasers out of their eyes and fly around and have feats of strength and turn invisible. Nobody on 'Watchmen' can do that."
Lindelof said that "Watchmen," which takes place nearly 30 years after the events of the classic 1986 graphic novel of the same name, is more about "masking and authority and policing as an adjunct to superheroes."
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HBO is diving into the world of comic books.
Its upcoming TV show, "Watchmen," is inspired by the 1986 graphic novel of the same name by writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons, which is considered a classic deconstruction of the superhero genre.
But if you ask the show's creator, Damon Lindelof, his series isn't so...

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