The first trailer for the upcoming HBO original series Watchmen has been released and it looks like it is going to be a must-watch (pun intended).
As we reported last August when a short teaser came out, it was suggested that a Watchmen show will air at some point in 2019. Now, thanks to this new trailer, we know that to be 100 percent the case.
The series will reportedly feature a new plot, different from that seen in the 2009 Zach Snyder film which received extremely mixed reviews.
“Set in an alternate history where ‘superheroes’ are treated as outlaws, this drama series from executive producer Damon Lindelof embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name while attempting to break new ground of its own.”
The Watchmen cast includes Academy Award-winner Regina King, Don Johnson, Jeremy Irons, Jean Smart, Tim Blake Nelson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Louis Gossett Jr., Tom Mison, and Sara Vickers.
King will be playing the main character Angela Abraham, Irons will be playing Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias, Nelson will portray a new character named Looking Glass, while Vickers and Mison will play Mime and Marionette from the 2017 Watchmen sequel, Doomsday Clock.
Watchmen will debut on HBO in the fall of 2019. Get your popcorn ready.