DC fans, the moment has arrived. The first teaser trailer for HBO’s Watchmen series is here.
With their blockbuster series Game of Thrones coming to an end, HBO has embarked on another groundbreaking series, they hope.
The trailer for the series based off of the graphic novel from Alan Moore and David Gibbons shows a world in chaos. The trailer shows brief clips of a militia wearing Rorschach masks, police commissioner (Don Johnson) addressing the media on the revival of “masks” and a police hiding behind yellow bandannas. The tone is dark and ominous with the sound of a clock ticking.
Damon Lindelof said about his vision for this series:
“This story will be set in the world its creators painstakingly built. In the tradition of the work that inspired it, this new story must be original. It has to vibrate with seismic unpredictability of its own tectonic plates.”
Co-creator of the original Watchmen novel, Dave Gibbons, added in his thoughts after reading the script:
“I don’t think it’s gonna be what people think it’s going to be, it certainly wasn’t what I imagined it to be. I think it’s extremely fresh. I’m really looking forward to seeing it on the screen. I’ve been resistant to the comic book prequels and sequels, but what Damon’s doing is not that at all, it’s very far away from that.”
HBO’s Watchmen stars Emmy winner and Oscar nominee Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Hong Chau and Tim Blake Nelson.
Watchmen debuts this fall on HBO