HBO has released a new teaser showcasing its television lineup for the second half of 2019. In addition to featuring clips from various different programs like His Dark Materials, this promotional video comes with some previously-unseen footage from the network's upcoming Watchmen series.
First and foremost, Jeremy Irons' Ozymandias can be prominently seen smiling while sitting in front of a typewriter. What follows is a shot of someone pulling on a reflective mask, as well as a quick look at what appears to be a proper comic book suit-up sequence. Additionally, the teaser provides a yet another up-close look at Regina King's masked character Angela Abraham, as well as a meeting between her and Don Johnson's Chief Judd Crawford.
Only a few days ago, HBO unveiled its first official trailer for Watchmen. The trailer was released alongside an official synopsis, which describes the forthcoming series as being "set in an alternate history where 'superheroes' are treated as outlaws."
From all the promotional material released so far, it's clear that this new TV adaptation of Watchmen will differ significantly from the original DC comic book maxiseries, as well as Warner Bros.' 2009 film adaptation. The aforementioned synopsis explains that the series "embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name while attempting to break new ground of its own."
Developed by Damon Lindelof, HBO's adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbon's Watchmen stars Jeremy Irons, Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Tom Mison, James Wolk, Adelaide Clemens, Andrew Howard, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing, Lily Rose Smith and Adelynn Spoon. The series will premiere in the fall of 2019.