When the new Watchmen television series on HBO began speaking in 2015, many fans of the iconic graphic novel, or the 2009 Zak Snyder film adaptation, may have wondered if this incoming television series is just a recap of what we have seen before. So far, however, the evidence suggests that the HBO program is a fairly radical management of the Watchmen universe.
Watchmen was originally released as a comic mini series, finally brought together in the graphic novel that you will still find in countless bestsellers. lists, as well as the 100 best books of all time of Time . Created by comic artists Alan Moore (V for Vendetta, The Killing Joke) and Dave Gibbons (2000 AD), it is not surprising to see HBO want to talk about Watchmen's story for the small screen.
Episode nine However, the Watchmen television series will take place 34 years after the end of the comic series, in a 2019 alternative America that changes modern comforts such as the internet or smartphones for a culture of masked justice and vigilant.
UPDATE: We now have a firm release date of October 20, as well as reports that the Watchmen television series is a one-season project. Read everything you need to know about the Watchmen HBO program below.
The Watchmen television series is being produced by Warner Bros and DC Entertainment, and broadcast on HBO – you will probably want the program to support the numbers of viewers before the Game of Thrones Prequel arrives in 2020. Screenwriter and producer Damon Lidelof (Lost, Prometheus) has created the television series.
On the surface, this seems to be a grounded take on the source material, and might not include some of the more … alien elements of extraterrestrial squid from the original comic series. On the other hand, it could be. To find out what will be included, read on to see our complete Watchmen television program guide below.
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- What is it? The television adaptation of the graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbon
- Is the Watchmen television show a sequel? It takes place after the events of the graphic novel, instead of being a sequel to the 2009 film  Where can I see it? HBO (USA), Channel 4 and Sky Atlantic (United Kingdom), Foxtel (AU)
- When will it be launched? October 20
- Is it in 4K / HDR? Yes at 4K, although HDR formats have not been confirmed
- Is Dr. Manhattan in it? Yes. We had a brief look in the trailer, but it is not clear how important his role will be
Trailers of the Watchmen television series HBO
Now there is a lot of content in the trailer to delight your eyes before of the launch of the Watchmen television show in October. HBO has released an official trailer (the first one below), showing Regina King in full mask attire, navigating the thorny situation she is in, with a brief glimpse of some old characters, or at least their vehicles .
What a militia group inspired by the legacy of Rorshach (an iconic antihero of Watchmen comics) looks like, and police forces also wear masks, the scene is set for a lot of action, and some difficult questions about brutality police and the means by which citizens seek justice. Who will watch the Watchmen? Who in fact.
A week comes after a & # 39; movie & # 39; with comments from the creator of the program Damon Lindelof in images of the program, to get a more behind-the-scenes perspective on the Watchmen Series entry.
We got our first look at a preview of a Watchmen TV show in May 2019, which you can see below.
Release date of the Watchmen television series HBO
The Watchmen television program will be released on October 20. The date was leaked early by the Instagram fan account hbo.watchmen, who saw an interview with Lindelof in TV Guide & # 39; s Fall Preview magazine, with what looks like a October 20 release date printed on the pages . Originally, there was simply a "Fall Release Window of 2019.
How many episodes will the Watchmen television series have?
The first season of the Watchmen television series will have nine episodes , and each episode will be reduced weekly.On October 20, the series is likely to end before the end of 2019.
In an interview with Deadline, the creator of the program Damon Lindelof emphasized that the story was created to tell a story of a season and that there were no renovations or follow-ups currently planned:
"We designed these nine episodes to be as independent as the 12 numbers originals We wanted to feel that there was a feeling of fullness, to solve the essential mystery at hand. "
Lindelof distanced Watchmen from the notorious end of the cliff to Lost's six-season race, while adding that there was" a potential promise for further exploration of the world. "
Where can I watch the Watchmen television show?
The Watchmen television series will land exclusively on HBO in the United States, and UK viewers will be able to watch it on Channel 4 / the All TV streaming services on request 4. In Australia, viewers will be able to access the program through Foxtel.