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WATCH: HBO trailer for 2019 gives us first look at Watchmen series

January 7th, 2019 by Marc Comments

HBO has given us our first look at the upcoming Watchmen TV series from Lost’s Damon Lindelof and it looks like, thankfully, it’s a lot more than just an adaptation of the iconic graphic novel from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons.

While we ha heard before it was more of a sequel/re-imagining of the Watchmen lore and it certainly looks that way with Jeremy Iron playing an elderly Ozmandias.

Watchmen co-creator Dave Gibbons recently talked about the new series (here) and gave us a bit of information about what we can expect: “I do know a little about it,” Gibbons says.

 “I’ve had conversations with Damon, and I’ve read the screenplay for the pilot. I don’t think it’s my place to say too much about it, other than I found Damon’s approach to be really refreshing and exciting and unexpected.

“I don’t think it’s gonna be what people think it’s going to be. It certainly wasn’t what I imagined it to be. I think it’s extremely fresh. I’m really looking forward to seeing it on the screen.”

He goes on to say that the various comic series that have come from the original book have been something he’s not read or been interested in, but the series is something different: “I’ve been resistant to the comic book prequels and sequels, but what Damon’s doing is not that at all, it’s very far away from that. While it’s very reverential and true to the source material, it’s not retreading the same ground, it’s not a reinterpretation of it. It approaches it in a completely unexpected way.”

Gibbons placed the HBO project in some very good company when describing Lindelof’s thematic storytelling approach to the script:“My feeling is that what [what] Damon’s doing is… not a retreading of something we already know, but it’s a fresh and unusual approach.”

With Gibbons’ words we also got a new poster for the show that features the face of Rorschach so however different it is, it will also feel very similar.

Here’s the trailer which also features Game of Thrones, Euphoria and Big Little Lies:

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….