Robert Redford will be returning to the small screen in the TV series, Watchmen, this fall on HBO.
According to Fox News, Redford will be coming out of retirement to play a version of himself, President Robert Redford. On the show, Redford will serve as the longest-serving President in US history.
In Alan Moore’s Watchmen comics run, Richard Nixon serves as the President of the United States. In Damon Lindelof’s TV series, Nixon will have died in office, thus the presidency is passed down to Gerald Ford. Around election time in 1992, Oscar winner Redford runs against Ford and wins. Redford serves as President through 2019.
Lindelof goes into detail on what the show will be drawn towards:
“”It is not supposed to be a world that you recognize to Trojan horse themes that are in a real world in a fictional one. What is actual history and what is alt-history and [how] things start to get blended in the middle? What in 2019 is the equivalent of the nuclear standoff between the Americans and the Russians? It is race and the police. There is no defeating white supremacy. It’s not going away. There are no easy answers and grandiose solution.”
It is intriguing to see what a world would be like with the government shutting down social media before it had the opportunity to grow and be what is today in the real world. The HBO series will be able to explore it and what President Redford was able to do with the narrative leading up to 2019.
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Catch the Watchmen TV series this fall on HBO.