The Watchmen graphic novel series is one of the most iconic and revered series in comic book history. Now, HBO is trying a live-action TV show that picks up years later. Will it also be a big success? Will Watchmen be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned.
An HBO superhero drama series, Watchmen is loosely based on the 1980s graphic novel series of the same name by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. Created and developed by Damon Lindelof, the TV series is set in a world where the original story took place and begins in 2019, 34 years after the comic’s story ended. The show stars Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Jessica Camacho, Andrew Howard, Jeremy Irons, Jean Smart, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jacob Ming-Trent, Adelaide Clemens, Frances Fisher, Tom Mison, Sara Vickers, Hong Chau, and James Wolk, with guest Robert Redford. In an alternate version of America, where superheroes are treated like outlaws, President Robert Redford (Redford) has been in office since being elected in 1992. A white supremacy group of Rorschach (an anti-hero from the original story) followers, aka “The Seventh Cavalry,” has committed simultaneous attacks on the houses of police members. As a result, the police conceal their identities behind masks.
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What do you think? Do you like the Watchmen TV series on HBO? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a second season?