Reports from Comicbook.com are that the HBO series based on the Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons 12-issue Watchmen comics has begun production under the working title of Brooklyn. This leads fans to believe the show will debut earlier than anticipated.
Last month info was released regarding characters on the show who will include quite a few cops:
Angela Abraham: African-American police officer married to Cal with whom she shares a daughter.
Cal Abraham: Stay-at-home dad married to Angela whose past will be a little questionable.
Looking Glass: Fellow police officer with a Southern accent who is a profiler but also a bit off-kilter.
Panda: Rough and tough desk officer who keeps others at arms length.
Red Scare: Russian mobster cop…enough said.
Nicole Kassel has been slated to direct the kickoff episode. Kassel formerly partnered on The Leftovers with Damien Lindeloff who will collaborate on this project as well. Earlier this year at VultureFest, Lindeloff gave his thoughts on the show and superheroes in general, “What we think about superheroes is wrong. I love the Marvel movies and we saw Justice League this morning and I’m all for Wonder Woman and Batman and I grew up on these characters, but we should not trust people who put on masks and say that they are looking out for us. If you hide your face, you are up to no good.”