Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross have been hired to score HBO’s upcoming television adaptation of Alan Moore’s graphic novel Watchmen. The show is developed by Damon Lindelof (Lost, The Leftovers, Prometheus) and stars Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Andrew Howard, Tom Mison and Frances Fisher. The drama is set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws, “Watchmen” embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own. Lindelof is also executive producing the project with Nicole Kassell who is also directing the pilot episode, Tom Spezialy, Stephen Williams, and Joseph Iberti (Boardwalk Empire). Watchmen is expected to premiere in 2019 on HBO.

Reznor & Ross (The Social Network, Gone Girl, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) also have recently scored Jonah Hill’s  Mid90s, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival earlier this month and will be released in theaters on October 19 by A24. They are also set to score Trey Edward Shult’s Waves.