Will the third time be the charm for Circle Cinema, Tulsa's historic arthouse theater, in attempting to reopen to the public and show movies again?
The Damon Lindelof-created series was the leader in nominations going into the Emmys, and it took top prizes that included best limited series; best actress in that same category for Regina King; and best supporting actor for Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.
Oklahoma Humanities will match Damon Lindelof's fundraising challenge benefiting the Greenwood Rising history center and exhibit set to open in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre in 2021.
"Watchmen," the HBO series that explored themes like race relations and law enforcement through the prism of a superhero story, and which was set in a fictional present-day Tulsa, led all TV shows with 26 Emmy Award nominations.
The 12-issue series will focus on the character in the fedora and trench coat: Rorschach.
The "Watchmen" series sprang from a critically acclaimed graphic novel.
Damon Lindelof, the creator of this limited series — set in Tulsa and telling a story that begins with the 1921 race massacre in the Greenwood District— dedicated the award to the victims of the tragedy.
While the filming of movies and TV shows is largely shut down, the pandemic hasn't kept studios and filmmakers from making new deals for future projects. That includes several Oklahomans who have in recent weeks experienced career changes and announced new projects.
Bitter Root is a comic book series published by Image Comics. Co-creator David F. Walker spoke about the series during a recent phone interview and said it was a song that led to him learning about Black Wall Street.
HBO will not pursue a second season of its Tulsa-set series “Watchmen” because of the departure of its writer and creator Damon Lindelof.
In "Watchmen," the burning of Greenwood becomes a promise — albeit a fictional one. There are reparations, a sprawling memorial and a thriving multi-racial community. As this city now works on its own memorials to the events of 1921, we would do well to look at "Watchmen" — at the way it insists on a powerful vision of justice that becomes a promise we must labor every day to keep. That has always been the utopian promise at the very core of the superhero story, and it's a heroism we can can not just imagine but enact.
When Tulsa actor Tim Blake Nelson told the Tulsa World that the creator of HBO’s “Watchmen” series had built a “weird, provocative and dangerous world,” he wasn’t kidding.
Last week the Tulsa Community Foundation launched a gofundme account called "Greenwood Rising: Rebuild THE Black Wall Street" in an effort to reach small donors. The account has a modest $50,000 goal, although Project Manager Phil Armstrong said he really doesn't know what to expect.
Spoilers follow for episode one of HBO's "Watchmen," as well as for the 1985 comic:
Nelson plays Looking Glass, a Tulsa Police detective who wears a mirrored-mask and is a partner to Angela Abar/Sister Night, the main character portrayed by Oscar-winner Regina King.
There were two reasons to choose Tulsa, said Damon Lindelof, the show's creator.
Nicole Kassell is the executive producer/director of "Watchmen," and she directed the pilot, including the staging of the Tulsa Race Massacre, that premieres on HBO on Sunday, Oct. 20.
Who will watch the “Watchmen” when it premieres on HBO this month?
Speaking with the assembled press at the Television Critics Association, series creator Damon Lindelof last month revealed that the show —based on the Alan Moore graphic novel to be set in Tulsa — will tackle social issues related to the political ideology that has been at the center of present-day issues regarding race in America.
As we would for any artist in our growing local community of creatives, let's be mindful and supportive of what creators are owed as we enjoy their work.
'Watchmen' will debut in the fall, but no release date has been announced. Here's what we know about the series so far.