HBO has released the full official trailer for upcoming series Watchmen, inspired by the groundbreaking graphic novel co-created and illustrated by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons.
This production certainly looks impressive, although this could go either way; for what it’s worth, I found that first Comic-Con trailer to be more exciting than this one. The show looks to be using the original work as a stepping stone for what seems like a plethora of real-world points of discussion, from far-leaning extremism to police brutality. We’ll see how it performs for HBO, who are no doubt hoping to find another Game of Thrones in terms of success levels. Hoping for the best here.
The series comes from writer Damon Lindelof, known for The Leftovers, Lost and World War Z. The cast includes Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Jean Smart, and Tim Blake Nelson, among many others.
Watchmen begins on HBO on October 20.
Official synopsis for Watchmen:
From Damon Lindelof and set in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws, this drama series embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name while attempting to break new ground of its own. The cast includes Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Jean Smart, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Hong Chau, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing, and James Wolk. Watchmen is based on the graphic novel co-created and illustrated by Dave Gibbons and published by DC.