New HBO series ‘Watchmen’ hopes to match original’s ambition

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Regina King in a scene from "Watchmen," premiering on Oct. 20. (Mark Hill/HBO)
MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Damon Lindelof didn't take lightly the challenge of adapting the most acclaimed graphic novel of all time. The "Lost" and "The Leftovers" co-creator was a fan of the revered "Watchmen" book ever since his father handed him the first few issues when he was 13 in the mid-1980s. So agreeing to spearhead HBO's new adaptation didn't come without a bout or two of nerves. "There was immense trepidation and it was never overcome," he told The Associated Press. "Trepidation is actually our greatest asset." Lindelof will see how he's done when the first of his nine-episode "Watchmen" follow-up debuts Sunday and the fanboys and fangirls weigh in. They will find many things created in their honor. "The end result is something that is hopefu
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