Welcome To A Strange New World
Watchmen started on HBO last night and will be on Sky Atlantic tonight and here’s a trailer for what’s coming next on the show over the next few weeks…
Set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws, Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name while attempting to break new ground of its own.
Here’s wikipedia’s description of the show:Watchmen is an upcoming American superhero drama television series, based on the DC Comics limited series of the same name created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, created and developed by Damon Lindelof for HBO, with Lindelof serving as executive producer and writer.There will be nine episodes in the first season. The series takes place in an alternate contemporary reality in the United States, in which superheroes and masked vigilantes were outlawed due to their violent methods, but some of them gather around to start a revolution while others attempt to stop it.
In a lengthy Instagram post from Damon Lindelof while the show was in early production, it was revealed that the Watchmen series will not be a direct adaptation of the original source material, instead, being “remixed”; aiming to tell an entirely new story set in the world where the events of the original storyline took place. The series will also showcase different points of view, with the only characters from the original storyline confirmed to appear in the series being Doctor Manhattan, the former Silk Spectre, and former villain Ozymandias. The series will also focus on a detective named Angela Abar who becomes a vigilante called Sister Night.
The series is set to premiere on 20 October 2019.
Created and developed by Damon Lindelof
Stars: Regina King, Jeremy Irons