HBO’s Watchmen series has an official trailer

HBO’s Watchmen series has an official trailer

Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen series for HBO receives a new trailer which provides a little more insight into the show’s narrative.

A new original ‘Watchmen’ series draws inspiration from the classic graphic novel co-created by legendary comics writers, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, hits HBO in October.

From Damon Lindelof the series is set in the same universe as the graphic novel and Zach Snyder’s faithful 2009 film adaptation of it. HBO’s ‘Watchemen’ introduces new characters as the main protagonists who will cross paths with familiar figures from Moore and Gibbon’s source material. Ultimately the show should be considered as more of a remix than a tie-in.

In kind of a dick move, HBO fail to mention Moore at all in the write up that accompanies the video on YouTube, choosing only to reference Gibbons. “Watchmen is based on the graphic novel co-created and illustrated by Dave Gibbons and published by DC.” reads the video description. This may be at the request of the author, or in response to reports that suggest that Alan Moore is far from happy that the series is being made at.

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The comics book creator  maintains no lawful control over his work, the rights to which are owned by DC Comics.

‘Watchmen’ is set in an alternative history where masked heroes have risen to notoriety before being outlawed. Some adhere to the law, others work operate outside of it.

The show will air on HBO from October 20th.

About Watchmen | From Damon Lindelof and set in an alternate history where masked vigilantes 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. The cast includes Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Jean Smart, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Hong Chau, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing, and James Wolk.

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