Will Anybody Be Watching The Watchmen?

Following a slew of underwhelming teasers, and even a letter being posted online to fans trying to explain what nonsense is being conjured up, Damon Lindelof’s new Watchmen series is almost here.

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Inspired by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ acclaimed graphic novel, the new Watchmen show will air Sundays at 9 pm on HBO, beginning October 20th.

HBO’s official synopsis reads:

“Set in an alternate history where ‘superheroes’ are treated as outlaws, Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name while attempting to break new ground of its own,”

Lindelof’s Watchmen series is a continuation of the original novel, of sorts, it is set in the same world as the book, and the events of which are considered historical.

Here’s a couple of the trailers:

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Only three canonical figures have been confirmed for the series – Silk Spectre, who is now working for the FBI, Doctor Manhattan, and the aged Adrian Veidt (Ozymandias), who is being played by Jeremy Irons.

Irons stars alongside Academy Award winner Regina King, and Tim Blake Nelson, Frances Fisher, Hong Chau, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen.

It’ll be interesting to see how all this unfolds. Watchmen premieres on HBO this October.