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The Doomsday Clock is ticking once more in the teaser for HBO’s Watchmen TV show

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HBO has released the first full taser for Damon Lindelof’s (Lost, The Leftovers) Watchmen TV show based on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ classic Watchmen graphic novel. Lindelof has said it will be a remix of the original comic!

Set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws, WATCHMEN embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own.

Little is known of the main plot, or which characters from the original may show up. However, it looks like Adrian Veidt, aka Ozymandias, will be returning. In the 2009 film, he was played by Matthew Goode. For the TV show, Jeremy Irons will be taking over the role of the “smartest man alive.”

This story will be set in the world its creators painstakingly built…but in the tradition of the work that inspired it, this new story must be original. It has to vibrate with the seismic unpredictability of its own tectonic plates. It must ask new questions and explore the world through a fresh lens. Most importantly, it must be contemporary. The Old Testament was specific to the Eighties of Reagan and Thatcher and Gorbachev. Ours needs to resonate with the frequency of Trump and May and Putin and the horse that he rides around on, shirtless. And speaking of Horsemen, The End of the World is off the table…which means the heroes and villains–as if the two are distinguishable–are playing for different stakes entirely.

They show also stars Regina King (American Crime, The Leftovers), Don Johnson (Book Club, Django Unchained), Jean Smart, Tim Blake Nelson (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs), Louis Gossett Jr. (An Officer and a Gentleman, The Reason), Adelaide Clemens (Rectify, Parade’s End), Andrew Howard (The Oath, The Brave), Frances Fisher (Masters of Sex), Jacob Ming-Trent (White Famous), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (The Handmaid’s Tale), Sara Vickers (The Crown), and Tom Mison (Sleepy Hollow).

The show will debut in autumn 2019.

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