Great news fellow geeks! The first trailer for HBO’s Watchmen TV series has been released and it’s looking really awesome.
In case you didn’t know, Watchmen is an upcoming superhero drama television series. It’s based on comic book limited series of the same name. The comic book series was created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. Alan Moore is also the guy behind the V For Vendetta and From Hell comic books.
It’s a continuation of the acclaimed graphic novel. This HBO original series takes place in contemporary America. In this version of history, costumed heroes are outlawed and the doomsday clock is ticking.
Some of you will remember that there was a Watchmen movie that blew everyone way in 2010. That was one of my favourite movies that was released that year. Needless to say, I’m super psyched that someone decided to develop this graphic novel as a series.
This is second attempt at a Watchmen TV Series
Terry Gilliam attempted an adaptation in the early 1990s. He could only conceive the story being so epic that at the time it would take could only be accomplished on television rather than film. That project went into pre-production at HBO. HBO failed to provide a large enough budget for Gilliam’s vision.
The Watchmen TV series was created by Damon Lindelof. He was the co-creator and show runner of the TV series Lost. Lindelof has also written episodes of The Leftovers, Crossing Jordan and Nash Bridges.
The series will feature performances by Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Louis Gossett Jr. and a whole list of other talented actors and actresses.
I checked out the Watchmen TV series teaser trailer this morning and it blew me away. I can’t wait to watch this when it’s released in last quarter of 2019.
Mind blowing, right? Feeling psyched? I definitely am and you should be.
No official release date has been confirmed by HBO yet though. Since this is an HBO show, it will most likely be airing on Showmax in South Africa.
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