WATCH: The latest footage from HBO's Watchmen series finally reveals the plot 1 year ago

WATCH: The latest footage from HBO's Watchmen series finally reveals the plot

One of the biggest shows of the year looks like it will be going to some very dark places.

It has been ten long years since the not-as-bad-as-you've-heard big screen adaptation of Alan Moore's landmark graphic novel, but even though HBO are returning to the Watchmen well, this isn't the story we all know and love.


To be honest, it wasn't entirely clear what this new version was going to be telling us, as the early trailers didn't give much in the way of an actual plot, just that it was set in the Watchmen universe, and that it took place many years after the events of the graphic novel/movie.

Finally, with this latest featurette, with show creator Damon Lindelof (Lost, The Leftovers), director Nicole Kassell (Westworld, Better Call Saul), and lead star Regina King (Ray, If Beale Street Could Talk) discussing some of the bigger plot details, which includes a new terrorist group that is specifically targeting police officers.

This in turn causes the police officers to wear masks while at work, as the dehumanising nature of being in a position of power while not being identifiable has some hugely negative effects on both the good guys and the bad guys of this world.

The cast also includes Jeremy Irons (Justice League), Don Johnson (Django Unchained), Jean Smart (Legion), Tim Blake Nelson (The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs), Louis Gossett Jr. (Roots), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman), Hong Chau (Downsizing), and the score will be provided by none other than Oscar-winners Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (The Social Network, Gone Girl).

King herself describes the show as "huge, the biggest show I've ever been a part of", and it is more than fair to assume that this will be filling the epic-show hole left behind by Game Of Thrones and Westworld in our Autumn TV schedules!

Watchmen will debut on HBO on Sunday 20 October, so we should probably expect to see it on Sky Premiere and Now TV on Monday 21 October.


Clip via HBO