Who Watches the Watchmen?
The New HBO series based on the Graphic Novel created by Dave Gibbons and Alan Moore is currently underway and has released new information and a possible new character. Damon Lindelof is the show-runner for the new series that is set in modern day, well after the events in the graphic novel. Most likely this means that we will not see any original heroes because they will either be dead or long retired by the time this show is supposed to take place. However, it does mean that since it takes place in the same universe the ability to showcase the heroes of the past and their actions will have built the foundation for the Universe we are about to explore.
The cast of The Watchmen series has some big names attached to it such as Blake Nelson, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson and many others. There has been some speculation as to the role each actor is playing but HBO has done an amazing job keeping information under wraps and it is not likely that we will know a ton more in the near future. With that being said the official Watchmen Instagram posted a motion photo that can be seen below.
This photo shows a police officer with a yellow mask. The nature of the mask is unknown. It could either be just the uniform of the modern police force or in their fight against vigilantes and masked crime fighters, they have taken a page out of their book to hide their identities. So far the only set photos that have been released show Don Johnson in a police officers uniform without a mask, so another possibility is that an event triggers the police force or just Johnsons character to put it on.
Whatever the events or plot of this series might be, I cannot be anything but excited for the prospect of seeing a universe I love brought back to life in the modern day. Hopefully the themes are kept inline with the original and maybe we get to see what humanity came too after the events in the graphic novel. Only time will tell.
The series is set to air sometime in 2019 with more details forth coming. Are you excited for a Watchmen Series? Let us know in the comments down below!