Watchmen showrunner Damon Lindelof talks Doctor Manhattan

After numerous references to the character throughout the first six episodes of Watchmen, last weekend’s ‘An Almost Religious Awe’ ended with the reveal that Doctor Manhattan has actually been with us from the very start of the series, having taken on the form of Angela Abar’s (Regina King) husband Cal (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II).

And, with Sunday’s penultimate episode ‘A God Walks Into A Bar’ set to delve into the backstory of Angela and ‘Cal’, showrunner Damon Lindelof has been chatting to THR about how the Doctor Manhattan story line came to be:

“I started this whole journey from the perspective of a fan — what would I have to see in a television show daring to call itself Watchmen? Doctor Manhattan was near the top of that list. But even higher was that we needed to tell a new story with a new character at the center of it.
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