The time is now ticking on HBO’s Watchmen, as the network has revealed that the highly anticipated new series will debut in October. The series serves as a sequel to the acclaimed DC Comics graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, and picks up years after the events told in the graphic novel. HBO’s Watchmen is being produced by Damon Lindelof, of Lost and The Leftovers fame, and stars some major Hollywood talent.
HBO’s Watchmen will premiere on Sunday, October 20, 2019. The show stars Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., and Jeremy Irons as Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias. A trailer released this summer also hinted that Doctor Manhattan would make an appearance, further stoking the flames that are burning fans waiting to see this new story set in the Watchmen universe.
HBO’s Watchmen will set the story in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but that doesn’t mean the narrative will be shackled to that one location. A series description was released by the premium network.
“Watchmen takes place in an alternative, contemporary reality in the United States, in which masked vigilantes became outlawed due to their violent methods. Despite this, some gather around in order to start a revolution while others are out to stop it before it is too late, as a greater question rises above them all; who watches the Watchmen?”
There is no confirmed word yet of how many total episodes HBO’s Watchmen will have in the first season, as the network has only released specifics on three episodes to date. Many HBO shows run at least 10 episodes, so fans can expect the same number here unless HBO chooses a different direction.
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