WATCHMEN: First Reactions For Damon Lindelof's Latest Are Unbelievably Positive; "Regina King Is Incredible"

WATCHMEN: First Reactions For Damon Lindelof's Latest Are Unbelievably Positive; "Regina King Is Incredible"

The first reactions for Damon Lindelof's Watchmen series are in and they are overwhelmingly positive with many dubbing the series as simply incredible with an extremely badass turn from Regina King.

The pilot episode for Damon Lindelof's upcoming Watchmen series screened last night for an excited NYCC audience and based on these unbelievably positive first reactions, it sounds like HBO may have another megahit on their hands, just months after wrapping up Game of Thrones historic eight-season run.

Academy Award-winner Regina King, who is headlining the massive ensemble cast, receives universal acclaim for her performance as Angela Abraham, with viewers calling her "incredible" and "extremely badass," amongst other superlatives. 

On another note, it sounds like the upcoming series may ultimately turn out to be more of a nine-episode miniseries rather than something that spans multiple seasons. When asked by Deadline about how many seasons he envisioned for the series, he answered: 

"I’m not being flippant when I say that the answer is one.

Does that mean that there isn’t going to be anymore Watchmen? Not necessarily. Does that mean that I will be working on subsequent seasons of Watchmen? I don’t know is the answer to that question. We designed these nine episodes to be as self-contained as the original 12 issues. We wanted to feel like there was a sense of completeness, to resolve the essential mystery at hand. Obviously, there is a potential promise for the further exploration of the world but like the seasons of Leftovers that I did as opposed to Lost, which was designed to have cliffhanger finales and a promise of future storytelling.
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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 20
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