Are you ready for the Watchmen? HBO just announced the premiere date for their TV show adaptation of the classic graphic novel.
The superhero drama is “set in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws.” 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 set to debut on HBO in October.
Take a sneak peek and read more info below:
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 castalsoincludes 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.”
What do you think? Have you read Watchmen? Will you watch the HBO series?