First published in 1986, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen went on to become one of the most critically acclaimed graphic novels of all time, and a must read for anyone interested in checking out the best comic books have to offer. Set in an alternate version of the 1980s, Watchmen tells the gritty story of a band of vigilantes as they attempt to figure out who’s killing heroes and prevent the world from falling into World War III.
If you love the original graphic novel then you may be aware that HBO is currently working on a TV adaptation that’s set decades after the events of the comic. At Comic-Con, a brand new trailer for the series was released, and you can check it out below:
Set to begin later this year in October, Watchmen will continue to explore the question and themes raised by the comic and will see the appearance of some familiar faces from the original source material, including Dr. Manhattan. The videos’ descriptions reads:
“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.”