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.
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.