Doomsday is coming. And we have a (official) date. HBO announced that Damon Lindelof’s ‘Watchmen’ will premiere on October 20th at 9 p.m.
The show is set seven years after the original Alan Moore’s classic comic story. Robert Redford is the long-serving President in a country where white supremacy has grown enormously following the legacy of Rorschach. Superheroes have been banned due to their violence and have seen their technology curtailed. The police wears masks to protect their identities from potential vigilantes. But suddenly caped crime fighters emerge out of nowhere.
Regina King stars the show as Angela Abar, a Tulsa Police detective who turns into a masked vigilante; Don Johson as Judd Crawford, her chief; Jeremy Irons as Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias, Watchmen’s original villain; Tim Blake Nelson as Looking Glass; Andrew Howard as Red Scare; Jean Smart as Laurie Blake, an FBI agent who is believed to be based on the comic character Laurie Juspeczyk, better known as Silk Spectre and Louis Gossett Jr. in a role that is rumored to be the best-known character of the show: Dr. Manhattan. Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Hong Chau, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Sara Vickers, and Jacob Ming-Trent are also part of the cast.
The score of the show was composed by no others than Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. The whole season is directed by Nicole Kassell. The show is produced by White Rabbit with Warner with Lindelof, Kassell, Tom Spezialy, Stephen Williams, and Joseph Iberti. Season 1 of the ‘Watchmen’ will consist of 10 hour-long episodes.