HBO Reaffirms October Premiere Date For Damon Lindelof's WATCHMEN; Releases New Photos

HBO Reaffirms October Premiere Date For Damon Lindelof's WATCHMEN; Releases New Photos

HBO Reaffirms October Premiere Date For Damon Lindelof's WATCHMEN; Releases New Photos

Earlier today during their appearance at the TCA summer press tour, HBO reaffirmed plans for an October premiere date for Damon Lindelof's upcoming Watchmen series, and they've also shared new photos!

While the Comic-Con trailer for Watchmen did reveal that the upcoming Damon Lindelof series would debut in October, HBO has now reaffirmed the news by formally announcing the series premiere date at their TCA summer press tour appearance earlier today, while also confirming that the first season would run a total of nine episodes.  

Lindelof also engaged in an extensive Q&A in which he shared a number of interesting details about the story he hopes to tell within this unique world, where the line between heroes and villains is murky... at best. "It is an examination of institutions and culture and politics and things that inform our society."

"There are no easy answers. There are no grandiose solutions. In a traditional superhero movie, the bad guys are fighting aliens and when they beat the aliens, the aliens go back to their planet and everybody wins. There's no defeating white supremacy. It's not going anywhere, so it felt like it was a pretty formidable foe."

Now, as for whether Lindelof thinks his series has done the source material justice, it seems that he's still not sure. "I went through a very intensive period of terror of [frick]ing it up and I'm not entirely sure I'm out of that tunnel."

Read more at The Hollywood Reporter.

HBO Drama Series WATCHMEN Debuts in October;
from Executive Producer and Writer Damon Lindelof
Nicole Kassell Directs The Pilot From A Script Written By Lindelof

 
Set in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws, WATCHMEN, from executive producer Damon Lindelof (Emmy® winner for “Lost”; HBO’s “The Leftovers”) embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name, while attempting to break new ground of its own. Nicole Kassell directs the pilot from a script written by Lindelof.

Debuting in October, WATCHMEN reunites Lindelof with Regina King (HBO’s “The Leftovers”; Oscar® winner for “If Beale Street Could Talk”; Emmy® winner for “Seven Seconds” and “American Crime”; Golden Globe winner for “If Beale Street Could Talk”). King leads the cast as Angela Abar, who wears two masks; one as a lead detective in The Tulsa Police Force and another as wife and mother of three. The cast also includes Jeremy Irons (Oscar® winner for “Reversal of Fortune”; Emmy® winner for “Big Cat Week” and “Elizabeth I”) as the aging and imperious Lord of a British Manor; Don Johnson (Golden Globe winner for “Miami Vice”) as Judd Crawford, Tulsa Chief of Police; Jean Smart (Emmy® winner for “Samantha Who?” and “Frasier”) as FBI Agent Laurie Blake; Tim Blake Nelson as Detective Looking Glass; Louis Gossett Jr. (Oscar® winner for “An Officer and a Gentleman”; Emmy® winner for “Roots”) as Will Reeves; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Cal Abar; Tom Mison as Mr. Phillips; Frances Fisher as Jane Crawford and Sara Vickers as Ms. Crookshanks. Additional cast include Hong Chau as Lady Trieu, the mysterious trillionaire, Andrew Howard, Jacob Ming-Trent, Dylan Schombing and James Wolk.

Produced for HBO by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television; executive producer/writer Damon Lindelof; executive producer/director, Nicole Kassell; executive producer, Tom Spezialy; executive producer/director, Stephen Williams; executive producer, Joseph Iberti. Based on the iconic graphic novel co-created and illustrated by Dave Gibbons and published by DC.

To check out new photos from the upcoming series, simply click on the VIEW LIST (ONE PAGE) button below!
 

 
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From Damon Lindelof and set in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws, this drama series embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name while attempting to break new ground of its own. The cast includes 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.

Watchmen is based on the graphic novel co-created and illustrated by Dave Gibbons and published by DC.

Watchmen features:
Regina King as Angela Abraham
Don Johnson as Chief Judd Crawford
Tim Blake Nelson as Looking Glass
Louis Gossett Jr. as Old Man
Adelaide Clemens as Pirate Jenny
Andrew Howard as Red Scare
Jeremy Irons as Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias
Tom Mison as Marcos Maez/Mime
Sara Vickers as Erika Manson/Marionette
Frances Fisher as Jane Crawford
Jacob Ming-Trent as Panda
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Cal Abraham
Dylan Schombing in an undisclosed role
Adelynn Spoon as Emma Abraham
Lily Rose Smith in an undisclosed role
Jean Smart as Agent Laurie Blake/Silk Spectre
James Wolk as Senator Keane
Hong Chau as Lady T.
Dustin Ingram as Agent Petey
TBD as Doctor Manhattan


Watchmen premieres October
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