HBO’s Watchmen Set For A 2019 Debut
by Erik Amaya
HBO made its decision 35 minutes ago.
According to TVLine, the premium cable channel will debut a full season of Watchmen in 2019. Based on the prestige maxiseries by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, the series takes a look at the world Ozymandias made in his image over 30 years ago. The cast includes Regina King Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Adelaide Clemens, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing, Lily Rose Smith and Adelynn Spoon as people living in a reality where superheroes are real, but presumably still outlawed, and a staged 1985 alien invasion prevented all-out nuclear war.
Executive producer and showrunner Damon Lindeloff previously told fans of the comic book of his very personal relationship to the series and his hope to create a program as revolutionary as Watchmen was for readers in 1985.
Unfortunately, the network has yet to reveal how many episodes the first season will run. Our guess is 10 episodes as that seems to be more of the standard on premium TV these days. In lieu of an episode count or a more specific airdate, HBO also released the above teaser banner, which could be viewed as a criticism of the ongoing exploitation of Watchmen as it is meant to hype the new series.
Watchmen comes to HBO in 2019.