After being scammed by “Lost” and what he did to Ridley Scott with Prometheus, I’ve since softened by hostile stance on Damon Lindelof. His impeccable HBO series “The Leftovers” proved he was capable of learning from past mistakes and actually delivering on his promises. With that, I am insanely excited for his modern take on Alan Moore’s groundbreaking graphic novel “Watchmen”, which will premiere this October on HBO.
Set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws, the first full trailer that premiered out of the ongoing San Diego Comic-Con is nothing short of spectacular. The series appears to downsize the global scale of the graphic novel, giving it a more realistic approach. It also feels astoundingly relevant, taking on a lot of social issues we are dealing with in today’s society. I’m pretty stoked to see what kind of mystery Lindelof implants into the mythology and look forward to discussing each and every episode with you all on Twitter.
But I digress, here’s the trailer…
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.
“Watchmen” is produced for HBO by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television, based on characters from DC; executive producer/writer Damon Lindelof; executive producer/director, Nicole Kassell; executive producer, Tom Spezialy; executive producer/director, Stephen Williams; executive producer, Joseph Iberti.
There is a vast and insidious conspiracy at play.
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