Watch the Comic-Con trailer for HBO's 'Watchmen'

Brenda Watkins
July 21, 2019

The new HBO Watchmen series looks like it will be a completely different story but should involve some of the key plot points. Dr. Manhattan, meanwhile, is some kind of hero who lives on Mars (and appears to David Bowie's "Life On Mars", no less) and the "alien squid attack" at the end of the comic-book appear to be still happening.

Although the story seems to be quite the mystery, the trailer shows us a world where vigilantes are outlawed in a dystopia where even the police use masks to hide their identities.

For fans, the spot features a slew of imagery and nods to the comic, according to Polygon.

The new trailer video checks in at around three minutes in length but doesn't disappoint.

Finally, here's a Doctor Manhattan parade on the streets of Tulsa...

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Writing about adapting Alan Moore's Watchmen on Instagram, Lindelof noted (via The Verge): "We have no desire to "adapt" the twelve issues Mr. Moore and Mr. Gibbons created thirty years ago".

It will be interesting to see how much that world has changed.

The HBO series is a modern adaptation that reinterprets the original material and puts it forward in a not-so-distant future from the movie.

No release date for the Watchmen TV series has been announced, though it is expected to debut in the fall. Watchmen is slated to touch down this October and stars Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Tim Blake Nelson, Don Johnson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Louis Gossett Jr., Adelaide Clemens, Andrew Howard, Adelynn Spoon, Lily Rose Smith, Frances Fisher, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing, Jacob Ming-Trent, and Tom Mison. Television, based on characters from DC.

Get more information about the upcoming HBO series Watchmen here at the official website.

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