HBO has unveiled the first teaser trailer for their new drama series – Watchmen. Based on the 1986 science fiction comic book of the same name by the British creative team of writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbon, Watchmen is set in an alternate reality that mimics the 1980s world, except that the world has superheroes in it, and they have altered the real-life events including  Vietnam war.

In 2015, HBO confirmed to have a discussion with Zach Snyder, director of the 2009 Watchmen film, about adapted the comic book, again, but as a TV series. Later, in 2017, the project went to  Damon Lindelof who has earlier created Lost and The Leftovers.


Set in a grounded but dark reality in which superheroes are treated as nothing more than outlaws, Lindelof said his episodic series isn’t a sequel. He would diverge from Snyder’s adaptation that pretty honest adaptation. He said he would create a “remix” of Moore and Gibbon’s original comics. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross will be composing the score, making this their second soundtrack for TV following their work on the 2017 PBS docuseries The Vietnam War.

Watchmen stars Academy Award-winner Regina King (Angela Abraham), Don Johnson (Chief Judd), Jeremy Irons (Adrian Veidt / Ozymandias), Jean Smart (Agent Blake), Tim Blake Nelson (Looking Glass), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Cal Abraham), Louis Gossett Jr(Old Man).


The series will take place a number of years after the original comic ended, focusing mostly on the ramifications of everything that went down. Set against political turmoil, specifically in regard to Cold War tensions between America and Russia, the 12-issue comic is often regarded as one of the best of all time.

HBO and Lindelof have not announced the premiere date just yet, but HBO teases that it will arrive before the end of this year.

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