Everyone is still buzzing about the pilot episode of HBO’s Watchmen, created by Damon Lindelof and starring Regina King.

One thing that still has people talking is the usage of Future’s “Crushed Up” as the music in a segue between the pivotal opening sequence and present-day.

Nicole Kassell, the pilot’s director, spoke to TV Guide about using the song.

“[I] want to totally give credit where it’s due. That was totally Damon’s finding. There was actually a different song scripted, more like a honky-tonk, classic Oklahoma song,” Kassell explained of “Crushed Up,” which is also playing in the car of the white supremacist.

“I think one of my favorite things about Damon’s work is his use of music. And he’s so good at finding a song that is a perfect contradiction to a scene yet then it somehow works. And the words of that song is actually really relevant to the theme of the episode or the title of the episode (“It’s Summer and We’re Running Out of Ice”). So, I love that find. And it’s 100 percent Damon” Kassell continued.

Also starring Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Jean Smart, Watchmen airs Sundays on HBO.



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