Put on your cape and hit the sky! ‘Watchmen’ is heading to the small screen. This reboot of the 2009 film about a world with superheroes that were forced out of retirement when a fellow comrade is murdered will star Regina King and premiere on HBO on October 20, 2019. 

Regina King stars in HBO adaption based on Alan Moore and David Gibbon’s comic series (Photo: HBO)

For those who don’t know, ‘Watchmen’ is an upcoming series that is based on Alan Moore & David Gibbon’s iconic comic about masked vigilantes and their lives as the people behind the masks. The comic resulted in a film and will now be adapted into a series that will become a part of HBO’s Sunday night line-up.

This time around, ‘Watchmen’ is set in a modern dystopian America where there are new masked heroes that have been outlawed while the police sport masks similar to superheroes and white supremacy has run rampant. Don Johnson will star as the Tulsa chief of police and Jeremy Irons stars as an aged and disheartened Ozymandias. Jean Smart will be playing one of the past Silk Spectre. Robert Redford, who came out of retirement for his role, will play President Robert Redford, a fictionalized version of himself.


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Doctor Manhattan, maybe the most memorable character from the movie, will make an appearance in all of his blue radiated glory, but it is unknown how big his role will be in the show. 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 will also star in this superhero-based series. 

This series will most likely catch the eye of those who consider themselves superhero and comic fanatics as well as those who love HBO because let’s be honest… HBO rarely disappoints. 

The premiere is scheduled to hit HBO on October 20th at 9 PM ET.


Source: Deadline