HBO’s hotly-anticipated Watchmen series is set to premiere this coming Sunday, and a newly-released synopsis has arrived online for the show which gives us some insight into the plot for the show, which picks up 34 years after the events of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ iconic comic book series. Check it out here:
A ‘remix’ of the original source material that offers a fresh story and new characters, Watchmen, from executive producer Damon Lindelof (Emmy winner for Lost; HBO’s The Leftovers), embraces the nostalgia of the groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name, while breaking new ground of its own. The 9-episode first season is set in a fictional Tulsa, OK, three years after a coordinated white supremacist attack on police and their families, which became known as the White Night. Following the attack, police officers now wear yellow bandanas to protect their identities, while The Seventh Kavalry, the group behind the attack, don black and white “Rorschach” masks and have been forced into the shadows.
Bonded by this tragic event are detective Angela Abar (Regina King) and Tulsa Police Chief Judd Crawford (Don Johnson), who work together to investigate a police shooting that raises the specter of a newly emboldened Seventh Kavalry. Meanwhile, Laurie Blake (Jean Smart), an icy, aloof FBI agent with an illustrious past, comes to town to get to the bottom of another gruesome murder. Oozing with style, dark humor, propulsive music, and plenty of action, Watchmen is a grounded drama that follows a cast of very human “superheroes,” who grapple with personal and ethical issues, as well as the sometimes-blurry line between good and evil.
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Watchmen is set to premiere on October 20th and stars Regina King (The Leftovers), Jeremy Irons (Justice League), Don Johnson (Miami Vice), Tim Blake Nelson (The Incredible Hulk), Louis Gossett Jr. (Iron Eagle), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman), Adelaide Clemens (Rectify), Andrew Howard (Truth or Dare), Tom Mison (Sleepy Hollow), Frances Fisher (Titanic), Jacob Ming-Trent (White Famous), Sara Vickers (Endeavour), Dylan Schombing (Sharp Objects), James Wolk (Tell Me a Story), Lily Rose Smith (The Vampire Diaries), Jean Smart (Legion), Hong Chau (Downsizing) and Dustin Ingram (Sun Records).