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HBO Watches the Watchmen in the Fall (Trailer)

Since Zack Snyder’s take on the original graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, the Watchmen universe has mostly lived on in the comics, even most recently being fully integrated into the proper DC Comics continuity.  HBO and Damon Lindelof are bringing the vigilantes and superheroes of the Watchmen back with a new series that brings that world to the modern day.  Instead of a new version of the graphic novel’s story, the new show basically imagines what the alternate history of the Watchmen universe would be like in 2019, which seems to including a vigilante group inspired by Rorschach and a number of new costumed vigilantes that are hunted by the police.  The only major link to the movie/graphic novel is Jeremy Irons, who is playing an older Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias but the rest of the cast is ridiculous and includes Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr, Tom Mison, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jean Smart, and James Wolk.  Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross are also on board to do the show’s score.  It looks pretty great and I’m sure HBO is hoping this will be one of things that fills the post-GOT void, check out the trailer below.

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