HBO’s Watchmen premiere date may have been revealed ahead of an interview with executive producer Damon Lindelof..
There’s still a few months before HBO’s Watchmen makes its way on screen, but the premiere date might’ve been revealed by a fan account with a copy of an interview with Damon Lindelof, the executive producer of HBO’s Watchmen. Watchmen is based on Alan Moore’s graphic novel and is set in an alternate timeline where superheroes are branded as criminals. The series will take place after the Watchmen have disbanded (again). However, HBO’s Watchmen serves as a spiritual successor rather than a direct sequel.
The show was always set to arrive in October, but now a premiere date has seemingly been confirmed within a TV Guide that this fan account on Instagram got hold of. At the start of an interview with Damon Lindelof, the publication mentions the airdate — it seems like HBO will air Watchmen on October 20 at 9PM. Damon Lindelof and HBO’s take on Watchmen already seems like a refreshing take on the incredibly source material if the intial footage is anything to go by.
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HBO's Watchmen To Premiere on October 20th?! . It seems that Watchmen might be coming on October 20! The TV Guide's Fall Preview includes an interview with @damonlindelof, who talks about the show and its world and how he was first introduced to the comics. But the biggest thing might be at the beginning of the interview, where it says: "Premieres Sunday, Oct. 20"! HBO still hasn't confirmed the date, but so far it seems to be the date! Also, some interesting things that Lindelof Revealed: 1. The world of Watchmen will include Strict Gun Controls, in a way that even the police have limited access to firearms. 2. Lindelof still doesn't want to confirm that Jeremy Irons is playing Ozymandias! But he says that their take on the character is what will surprise the comic fans the most! 3. He says that the show's pilot is going to be weird both for viewers who never read the original comics and for people who are big fans, and that is their goal: "I want Watchmen to be accessible for people who didn't have an intimate familiarity with the comic. I figured I'm probably doing my job right if everybody is equally confused by the pilot!" Lindelof says with a laugh. 4. He says that the show will continue to be weird just like the comics: "On a scale of 1 to 10, if giant alien squid is a 10, I'm going all the way for the 10.". #WatchmenHBO
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Here is the official synopsis for HBO’s Watchmen series from Damon Lindelof:
Set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws, WATCHMEN embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own.
Watchmen stars Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Jean Smart, 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. The series is produced for HBO by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television, based on Moore’s graphic novel co-created and illustrated by Dave Gibbons and published by DC.
Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen debuts in October 2019 on HBO.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.