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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HBO's Watchmen To Premiere on October 20th?! . It seems that Watchmen might be coming on October 20! The TV Guide's Fall Preview includes an interview with @damonlindelof, who talks about the show and its world and how he was first introduced to the comics. But the biggest thing might be at the beginning of the interview, where it says: "Premieres Sunday, Oct. 20"! HBO still hasn't confirmed the date, but so far it seems to be the date! Also, some interesting things that Lindelof Revealed: 1. The world of Watchmen will include Strict Gun Controls, in a way that even the police have limited access to firearms. 2. Lindelof still doesn't want to confirm that Jeremy Irons is playing Ozymandias! But he says that their take on the character is what will surprise the comic fans the most! 3. He says that the show's pilot is going to be weird both for viewers who never read the original comics and for people who are big fans, and that is their goal: "I want Watchmen to be accessible for people who didn't have an intimate familiarity with the comic. I figured I'm probably doing my job right if everybody is equally confused by the pilot!" Lindelof says with a laugh. 4. He says that the show will continue to be weird just like the comics: "On a scale of 1 to 10, if giant alien squid is a 10, I'm going all the way for the 10.". #WatchmenHBO
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:
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.
— Watchmen (@watchmen) September 3, 2019
It’ll be interesting to see how all this unfolds. Watchmen premieres on HBO this October.