SDCC: First Full Official Trailer Arrives For HBO’s ‘Watchmen’ Series

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20 Jul 19

The first full trailer for Damon Lindelof’s much anticipated Watchmen series has landed on the internet today, and it’s full of easter-eggs and some interesting surprises for fans!

Set in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws, the ‘Watchmen’ series embraces the nostalgia of the original Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ groundbreaking and seminal graphic novel, while attempting to break new ground of its own.

The impress cast includes Jeremy Irons (‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’) who is believed to be playing Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias, Jean Smart (‘Legion’) as FBI Agent Blake, Tom Mison (‘Sleepy Hollow’), Regina King (‘The Leftovers’), Don Johnson (‘Miami Vice’), Tim Blake Nelson (‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’), Louis Gossett Jr. (‘Hap and Leonard’, ‘An Officer and a Gentleman’), Adelaide Clemens (‘Rectify’) Frances Fisher (‘Masters of Sex’), Jacob Ming-Trent (‘SuperFly’) and Andrew Howard (‘Hell on Wheels’).

Things of note in this new trailer include the movement which appears to have risen up in the memory of Rorschach, complete with black and white masks. Nite Owl’s Owlship makes an appearance, although we don’t yet know who is piloting it – has someone new taken the mantle of the owl? And some glimpses of everyone’s favourite naked, blue, nuclear-powered character, Doctor Manhattan, who can be seen hanging out on Mars… Although that shot at the end seems to imply he might not be staying there…

We don’t yet have an air date either side of the pond for Watchmen, but it is expected later in 2019, and we expect it will be one of those shows Sky Atlantic will simulcast with the HBO in the US (although that is in no way confirmed). We will let you know when a UK premiere date lands.