First Trailer Drops for HBO's New 'Watchmen' Series The show is being described as a "reimagining" of the original graphic novel. It will also be set in modern times. 'Watchmen' portrays heroes as the potential key to saving the world despite being considered outlaws by authorities. 'Watchmen' features an extensive cast including Jeremy Irons, Regina King and Tim Blake Nelson. The series' showrunner is Damon Lindelof, co-creator of the program 'Lost.' The show does not yet have a premiere date, but

Decatur Square on display in new ‘Watchmen’ trailer

Did you catch a glimpse of Decatur Square in the new HBO “Watchmen” trailer?

One Reddit user spread the love on the Atlanta subreddit this week with a screenshot displaying a familiar backdrop: The Iberian Pig, the beloved Square Pub and just a slice of Mac McGee.

The new HBO series from Damon Lindelof of “Lost” and “The Leftovers” is based on the 1980s Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons graphic novel of the same name. 

» WATCH: First trailer for Atlanta-filmed ‘Watchmen’ is out

The comic depicts alternate histories in which superheroes changed the course of events, from helping the U.S. win the Vietnam War or keeping the Watergate scandal from being exposed.

“What in 2019 is the equivalent of the nuclear standoff between the Americans and the Russians?” Lindelof said in a Television Critics Association panel Wednesday. “It is race and the police.”

The series stars Regina King, Don Johnson, Jeremy Irons, Tim Blake Nelson and Louis Gossett Jr., among others. 

According to Atlanta Magazine, production began in Georgia in June 2018. “Watchmen” premieres on HBO in October.

Watch the new trailer below:

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