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The time has come to get the first look at “Watchmen,” HBO’s new series from Damon Lindelof, who brought us “Lost” and “The Leftovers.”
The show is based on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ graphic novel and began production in Georgia in June 2018, according to Atlanta magazine.
“We have no desire to ‘adapt’ the twelve issues Mr. Moore and Mr. Gibbons created thirty years ago,” Lindelof wrote in a lengthy letter posted on Instagram. “Those issues are sacred ground and they will not be retread nor recreated nor reproduced nor rebooted.
“They will, however, be remixed. Because the bass lines in those familiar tracks are just too good and we’d be fools not to sample them.”
Lindelof’s “Watchmen” appears to be set in the present instead of the graphic novel’s 1985. As he explains in his Instagram letter: “This story will be set in the world its creators painstakingly built …but in the tradition of the work that inspired it, this new story must be original.”
Those “creators” include not the character Rorschach, who didn’t survive the original story, but an army of people wearing Rorschach masks.
“We are no one. We are everyone. And we are invisible,” one of the masked men states in the trailer.
The series stars Regina King, Don Johnson, Jeremy Irons, Tim Blake Nelson and Louis Gossett Jr., among others.
Watch the trailer here:
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