The latest HBO series titled as 'Watchmen' has unveiled its first look via a trailer and the fans are already loving it.
As 'Game Of Thrones' is coming to an end, HBO is planning to launch a new TV show based on the best-selling comic book series 'Watchmen'. The trailer of the show was first released on Wednesday. It is an alternative reality superhero story based on writer Alan Moore and illustrator Dave Gibbon's graphic novel and the show will serve as the second incarnation of Moore and Gibbons' groundbreaking work that is inspired by Zack Snyder's 2009 feature film, of the same name.
The graphic novel was originally by DC Comics in 1986 and it represented the alternative U.S. inside a world of heightened Cold War tensions. The latest series by H.B.O. will be written and produced by Damon Lindelof, who is already famous for creating hits like 'Lost' and 'The Leftovers'.
The new series will be based on the graphic novel but will expand on that source material and create a more fully-fledged universe that is not limited to the time confines of a feature film or that of a book. Lindelof even hinted that the fans will be introduced to the new characters via a letter.
As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, the series will be set n an alternate history where 'superheroes' are treated as outlaws and the show also promises to embrace "the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name while attempting to break new ground of its own." The synopsis of the series reads, "Watchmen is set in "an alternate history where 'superheroes' are treated as outlaws" and "embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own.
The cast of the series includes Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Adelaide Clemens, Andrew Howard, Jeremy Irons, Tom Mison, Sara Vickers, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Dylan Schombing, Adelynn Spoon, Lily Rose Smith, and Jean Smart.
I will be watching this. Seeing as they've already admitted that this wouldn't be a straight adaptation, but more of a re-imagining in the spirit of the original series, I'm exceptionally excited to see what they do with the story. #WatchmenHBO https://t.co/6EewsM8ih5— Packy Smith (@packysmith) May 8, 2019
Regarding the production of the series, Lindelof took it to Instagram, he wrote, "We have no desire to ‘adapt’ the twelve issues Mr. Moore and Mr. Gibbons created thirty years ago. Those issues are sacred ground and they will not be retread nor recreated nor reproduced nor rebooted.” The series is supposed to premiere on HBO later this year, but no premiere date has been set yet.