One of the most highly anticipated series of the fall TV season is undoubtedly HBO’s Watchmen. While already having released two trailers for the first season, it is strange that no official release date has been announced yet. However, it looks like that has changed thanks to TV Guide who have shared a possible release date and some new details about the series.
Recently, hbo.watchmen shared on their Instagram page details from TV Guide’s Fall Preview of 2019. In their post, it was confirmed that Watchmen will air on Sunday, October 20. But that’s not all they shared as they also broke down some new details about the upcoming series.
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HBO's Watchmen To Premiere on October 20th?! . It seems that Watchmen might be coming on October 20! The TV Guide's Fall Preview includes an interview with @damonlindelof, who talks about the show and its world and how he was first introduced to the comics. But the biggest thing might be at the beginning of the interview, where it says: "Premieres Sunday, Oct. 20"! HBO still hasn't confirmed the date, but so far it seems to be the date! Also, some interesting things that Lindelof Revealed: 1. The world of Watchmen will include Strict Gun Controls, in a way that even the police have limited access to firearms. 2. Lindelof still doesn't want to confirm that Jeremy Irons is playing Ozymandias! But he says that their take on the character is what will surprise the comic fans the most! 3. He says that the show's pilot is going to be weird both for viewers who never read the original comics and for people who are big fans, and that is their goal: "I want Watchmen to be accessible for people who didn't have an intimate familiarity with the comic. I figured I'm probably doing my job right if everybody is equally confused by the pilot!" Lindelof says with a laugh. 4. He says that the show will continue to be weird just like the comics: "On a scale of 1 to 10, if giant alien squid is a 10, I'm going all the way for the 10.". #WatchmenHBO
TV Guide featured an interview with Damon Lindelof wherein he revealed some new tidbits about his Watchmen sequel series. Hbo.watchmen broke down some of the details which we have provided below:
- This world of Watchmen will have stringent gun laws, which will also impact the police and their use of firearms.
- Lindelof will not confirm Jeremy Irons is Ozymandias. However, the director did reiterate that the show’s take on the character will surprise comic fans.
- The pilot will be strange for both fans of the comics and new viewers alike. Lindelof stated, “I want Watchmen to be accessible for people who didn’t have an intimate familiarity with the comic. I figured I’m probably doing my job right if everybody is equally confused by the pilot!”
- The show is going to get very weird. As the director put it, “On a scale of 1 to 10, if giant alien squid is a 10, I’m going all the way for the 10.”
Set as a direct sequel to Alan Moore’s acclaimed comic, Lindelof’s adaptation is set to include everything from the comics as canon. Such a concept will undoubtedly ask some interesting questions, such as how did the world evolve after the events of Watchmen.
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Watchmen debuts this October 20th.
The series stars 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.