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Damon Lindelof is staying at home with Warner Bros. Television.
The prolific producer has inked a sizable new overall deal with the independent studio, where he has been since moving over from ABC Studios in 2012. The pact will keep The Leftovers creator at WBTV for an extended period of time, as the exclusive deal covers multiple years.
Lindelof’s overall comes as the Lost grad is readying a buzzy adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ beloved graphic novel Watchmen for HBO via the studio. The premium cable network handed out a pilot order in September and has had a writers room open for months. Lindelof originally read Watchmen as a kid in the ‘80s and has said that the property has been a major influence on his work. “From the flashbacks to the nonlinear storytelling to the deeply flawed heroes, these are all elements that I try to put into everything I write,” he said in 2009 ahead of Zack Snyder’s maligned feature-film take.
Should Watchmen move to series, it would extend Lindelof’s relationship with HBO, where he produced three seasons of The Leftovers.
Re-signing Lindelof comes as a coup for WBTV. As an independent studio, keeping top producers in-house remains a high priority as broadcast, cable and streaming outlets alike increasingly focus on ownership and have been producing content in-house. Lindelof joins producers such as Chuck Lorre, Greg Berlanti, Westworld‘s J.J. Abrams, Jonah Nolan and Lisa Joy, among others, at the studio.
Lindelof, whose feature credits include Tomorrowland and Star Trek: Into Darkness, is repped by CAA and Myman Greenspan.
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