HBO Announces October 20 Premiere Date for Watchmen

HBO has announced the premiere date for its much-anticipated Watchmen series starring Regina King: October 20 at 9:00 PM.

Per Deadline: “Directed by Nicole Kassell from a script written by Leftovers alum [Damon] Lindelof, the pilot for this sequel of sorts to the borderline dystopian depicted in the award-winning 1980s comic series finds an America ruled by long-serving President Robert Redford. An alternative 2019 America where the best intentions have seen technology curtailed, the police now hidden by masks like the outlawed superheroes and white supremacy having picked up the legacy of the infamous Rorschach.

“Along with Don Johnson as the Tulsa Police chief, Jeremy Irons plays an aged and seemingly dispirited Ozymandias and Jean Smart as a past Silk Spectre. The heavily radiated Doctor Manhattan is in there too, but is unclear to what extent so far.

“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 also star…”

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