HBO Debuts First Look at ‘Watchmen’ Series

If you happen to subscribe to premium cable, you already know that HBO has knack for gripping television. Boardwalk Empire, The Wire, and The Sopranos are evidence that network executives over there know exactly what to invest in. Of course, the latest and greatest endeavour for the channel is the high fantasy adventure, Game of Thrones.

Inspired by author George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire books, the epic production has captivated audiences around the globe for seven amazing years. Now, going into its last season, fans are already crossing their fingers for another out of this world series to invest serious hours into. Thankfully, it looks like we have our primetime successor.

Debuting next year is HBO’s small screen adaption of Watchmen. Based on the critically acclaimed graphic novels of the same name, the new television show will tell the story of an alternate timeline where superheroes have integrated themselves into society and are now working with government officials to stop World War III. The comic books, which were created in 1986 by Alan Moore, have consistently been ranked as some of the best work in its genre.

You may recall that back in 2009, Warner Bros. released a cinematic version of the story to mixed reviews. Despite this lukewarm reception, the film has seen garnered a cult following due to its gritty nature and dark aesthetic established by director Zac Snyder. As for the HBO effort, and judging from their track record, we should expect some excellent television hitting our screens in the near future. In the meantime, check out a quick little teaser below via Instagram.

 

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Aidan D'Aoust

Aidan D'Aoust

Aidan is a writer from Toronto. His favourite things in the world are music, movies, and mini dachshunds. Give him a follow on Twitter at @aidandaoust, where he’ll also accept your mixtape submissions.

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