HBO has been teasing the first season of “Watchmen” with short clips within sizzle reels over the past few months. Today, the network finally released an official teaser trailer for the show, giving fans their best look yet at the new adaptation. HBO ordered “Watchmen” straight to series back in August, and we know that the show will premiere on HBO sometime this fall.
Starring in the new series will be Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Adelaide Clemens, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing, Lily Rose Smith, and Adelynn Spoon.
The official logline of the series reads, “Set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws, Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own.”
The executive producers are Damon Lindelof, Nicole Kassell, Tom Spezialy, Stephen Williams, and Joseph Iberti. Damon Lindelof will also be serving as writer for the show, with Nicole Kassell directing the pilot, and Stephen Williams serving as director. Watchmen is produced for HBO by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television, based on characters from DC.
HBO teased the new video on social media, telling followers “Tick tock. Watchmen debuts this fall on HBO.” Fans of the characters can watch the video below.
In 2009, one year after Marvel’s “Iron Man” hit theaters, Warner Bros. Pictures released a “Watchmen” film nationwide. The film, directed by Zack Snyder, was a moderate financial success at the time, and made $107M domestically and $77M in foreign markets. That project featured Carla Gugino, Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Patrick Wilson. You can compare that with 2008’s “Iron Man” film from Marvel, which made over $318M domestically and over $585M worldwide.
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