Take a look at the “official tease” to be released for upcoming HBO series Watchmen, based on the Alan Moore’s groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name.
Coming from Damon Lindelof, the mind behind Lost and The Leftovers, the series is set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws. There’s a big cast, including Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Jeremy Irons, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Jean Smart.
To be clear, this isn’t a straightforward adaptation of the novel, so don’t be expecting a series version of Moore’s work or Zack Snyder’s cinematic adaptation. As described by HBO, the series “embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name while attempting to break new ground of its own.”
It looks great, although it’s still a little hard to really tell what we’re in for here. Let’s hope for something special. It’s certainly exciting that Lindelof is behind it, plus there’s Nine Inch Nails musicians Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – Oscar winners for their work score on The Social Network – behind the original music.
Watchmen will begin later this year.
Official synopsis for Watchmen:
Set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws, this drama series from executive producer Damon Lindelof 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, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers and Dylan Schombing. Produced for HBO by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television, based on characters from DC; executive producer/writer Damon Lindelof; executive producer/pilot director, Nicole Kassell; executive producer, Tom Spezialy; executive producer/director, Stephen Williams; executive producer, Joseph Iberti.