HBO drops first Watchmen trailer

The highly-anticipated series will premiere sometime this autumn.

HBO have released the first trailer for Damon Lindelof’s upcoming Watchmen TV series. 

Rather than being a direct adaptation of Alan Moore’s 1986 comic, which is widely regarded as one of the best of all time, it’s a sequel of sorts set within the same universe. 

Not too much is revealed in the way of plot but unsurprisingly it possesses a very dark, pre-apocalyptic tone.

We see that the famous ink-blot Rorschach mask has been adopted by a right-wing militia and hear a speech from an unnamed government official which suggests superheroes are still a very feared group.

The clip seems to be hinting at violent clash between this group and law enforcement showing a devastated street, these masked men shooting huge guns and a police officer's funeral. 

We also get a glimpse of some of the show’s main characters including new vigilantes Angela Abraham (Regina King), The Looking Glass (Tim Blake Nelson) and Jeremy Irons's older version of Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias, who was the villain of the original comic. 

A vague release date of Fall 2019 has been given by HBO but it’s not been confirmed how many episodes the show will consist of. 

Watchmen was previously adapted into a film by Man of Steel director Zac Snyder starring Patrick Wilson, Jackie Earle Haley, Billy Crudup and Malin Akerman which proved incredibly divisive amongst fans. 

You can stream this feature-length version of Watchmen on Netflix now. 

Source: The Verge 

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