HBO shared the first full trailer for Watchmen, their upcoming series inspired by the legendary graphic novel, during San Diego Comic-Con Saturday.
The latest trailer shows a gang of vigilantes wearing Rorschach masks – the antihero of the original graphic novel – executing a “coordinated, simultaneous attack at the homes of Tulsa PD,” an act that causes the policemen – including Regina King’s character – to don disguises.
“Watchmen takes place in an alternative, contemporary reality in the United States, in which masked vigilantes became outlawed due to their violent methods,” HBO said of the series. “Despite this, some gather around in order to start a revolution while others are going out to stop it before it is too late, as a greatly wide question levitates above them all; who watches the Watchmen?”
Lost creator Damon Lindelof will be show running the show. The cast includes Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Jean Smart, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Hong Chau, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing, and James Wolk.
Watchmen will air on HBO in October and will air on Sky Atlantic in the UK.