HBO's new 'Watchmen' starring Regina King releases 1st trailer featuring impending apocalypse
The new series titled 'Watchmen' starring Regina King will premiere in the fall on HBO and the trailer revealed some intense plot points
HBO is introducing an all-new show 'Watchmen', which will star actor Regina King in the lead role. The show is inspired by Alan Moore's 1986 graphic novel set in an alternate United States during the Cold War.
From the trailer of the show released May 8, we can see that creator Damon Lindelof hasn't quite adapted the novel into a series per se but has used Watchmen character Rorschach from Moore's comic verse in a more central way. These Watchmen are not your everyday superheroes, but more costumed vigilantes who hide behind masks and they are definitely not to be trusted.
The trailer is also nowhere close to the comic that has fans across the world. Yes, Lindelof has, let's say, borrowed a character but from the treatment of the trailer, it doesn't look like it is a panel-by-panel recreation of the famed comic.
The trailer shows what the pace of events occurring in the series would be like with their tick-tock countdown and as the chorus of tick-tock gets muffled and louder at different intervals of the trailer, the importance of time is stressed. The comic revolved around Rorschach discovering Edward Blake dead, the man who was The Comedian and how he brings together his other comrades after learning that someone has been plotting the end of costumed adventurers like himself.
In the series, however, it looks like the men in costumes were once embattled and are now back again. With covered faces, their identities are anonymous and the structure of the group itself does remind one of the hacktivist group Anonymous.
There is a funeral we see in the trailer, of what looks like a government official as he is being buried at a military gravesite with all honors. We also see King as a woman who is happily in love with a man and as a woman who seems to have a mission that she must complete.
It looks like there are faceless men, even within the police department and this is what is interesting. While the police try to bring an end to the costumed men, they are being watched in turn and in time this could just bring about the end of the world. Or so the trailer hints. The new series titled 'Watchmen' starring Regina King will premiere in the fall on HBO.
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