US channel HBO has released its first a teaser trailer for a new series based on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons seminal 12-part comic series Watchmen.
Set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws, this drama series from executive producer Damon Lindelof embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name while attempting to break new ground of its own.
While it’s known Alan Moore disavows any Watchmen-related spin-offs, comic, film or TV, artist Dave Gibbons was quick to note the trailer debut.
Tick tock, tweeps! https://t.co/zzhQfA7bVZ
— Dave Gibbons (@davegibbons90) May 8, 2019
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.
Nine Inch Nails musicians Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (who first worked together as film composers on The Social Network) will be creating the original music for the series.
Produced for HBO by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television, the series is based on characters from DC Comics. The production crew include executive producer/writer Damon Lindelof; executive producer/director, Nicole Kassell; executive producer, Tom Spezialy; executive producer/director, Stephen Williams; executive producer, Joseph Iberti.
Watchmen will debut on HBO in Autumn 2019 and, presumably on Sky Atlantic here.