The ultra-slick first trailer is finally out, and fans have legit reasons to gush about HBO's new series, especially now that the 'Game Of Thrones' fever has simmered.
Finally, the wait is over! It is a sheer delight to know that HBO's new 'Watchmen' series is finally going to hit the screen very soon! Created by Lost's Damon Lindelof and based on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' dark comic book series of the same name, the series is ready to blow everyone's mind. At least, that's how it looks like in its long-awaited teaser trailer as well as a full Comic-Con trailer! The series is set over 30 years after the comic, shows a completely different world from the one of 1985 when Adrian Veidt tried to turn civilization into a utopia based on a lie. After the release of the new trailer at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, fans' want to know everything about it, and here is everything that we've gathered about this epic TV show which is set to come in very soon!
Even though the exact date hasn't been confirmed yet, but one thing we are sure of is that we will see the HBO-produced superhero/antihero drama on our screens by September at the earliest.
Well, duh! What do you think this fuss is all about? The ultra-slick first trailer is finally out, and fans have got all the valid reasons to hype about this HBO's new series, especially now that the 'Game Of Thrones' fever has cooled down. Watch the incredible trailer here.
The cast for Watchmen is insanely talented. We will be seeing Regina King playing the role of Angela Abraham, while Jeremy Irons will be playing the role of an older version of Ozymandias. We will also see Don Johnson (Chief Judd Crawford), Tim Blake Nelson (Looking Glass) and Tom Mison (Mime). The cast also includes Jean Smart, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Louis Gossett Jr., Hong Chau, Andrew Howard, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing and James Wolk.
Whereas, behind the camera, serving as executive producer and one of the chief writers is Lindelof. Nicole Kassell, who is believed to direct the show's pilot episode, along with Top Spezialy, Stephen Williams and Joseph Iberti are also included under the name of executive producers.
Going with the official synopsis for the show, the series tells a story that is set several years after the end of the original comic book series, and reads “Set in an alternate history where ‘superheroes’ 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.”
HBO added that Lindelof “plans to embrace the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel” and that “the series will also attempt to break new ground of its own.” The showrunner shared the full note on Instagram on May 2018 that tells his intentions for the show.
“This new story must be original,” Lindelof wrote. “It has to vibrate with the seismic unpredictability of its own tectonic plates. It must ask new questions and explore the world through a fresh lens. Most importantly, it must be contemporary… The tone will be fresh and nasty and electric and absurd… Some of the characters will be unknown. New faces. New masks to cover them. We also intend to revisit the past century of Costumed Adventuring through a surprising, yet familiar set of eyes… and it is here where we’ll be taking our greatest risk.” All the way back in 2009, pre-Snyder's Watchmen, Lindelof did say this to CBR of Watchmen's influence on his writing: "From the flashbacks to the non-linear storytelling to the deeply flawed heroes, these are all elements that I try to put into everything I write."
The show is also going to have a dark, electronic sound by none other than composers Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross who gave their music in The Social Network. And going with IMDb, the first series will have eight episodes, that will run for one hour.
THIS LOOKS SO FUCKING GOOD— Jenny Johnson (@JennyJohnsonHi5) July 20, 2019