There’s only a handful of TV studios that manage to get it right every time and consistently with their content. One of these is HBO who seem to always hit the sweet spot, when you look at their catalogue (featuring Game of Thrones, True Detective, Barry etc) you can’t argue with this. They now have another gift for us geeks and TV series die hards, this comes in the shape of Watchmen.
“This isn’t a direct adaptation of Moore’s 1986 work, which focuses on vigilantes in an alternate United States operating during the Cold War and is widely regarded as one of the most important comic books of all time. Instead, Lindelof’s take is set within the world Moore created, using central Watchmen character Rorschach as a way to springboard into a new era. Superheroes — or costumed vigilantes — are still around in Lindelof’s tale, and it’s clear they aren’t to be trusted. That helps explain why Lindelof’s design includes references to fictional groups based on modern-day organizations like Anonymous.
They go on to mention that:
“The teaser trailer showcases the differences between what Lindelof wants to do and what Moore achieved. It references characters like The Comedian and Ozymandias, but not necessarily how die-hard fans of the series remember them.”
Watchmen will premiere on HBO later this year. No premiere date has been set. As always we are looking forward to this one and we have already started counting down…tick tock, tick tock, tick tock…