Watchmen will officially debut October 20, HBO revealed today.
Set in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws, the series, from executive producer Damon Lindelof (Lost, The Leftovers) embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name, while attempting to break new ground of its own.
Nicole Kassell directs the pilot from a script written by Lindelof.
Watchmen is produced for HBO by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television; executive producer/writer, Damon Lindelof; executive producer/director, Nicole Kassell; executive producer, Tom Spezialy; executive producer/director, Stephen Williams; executive producer, Joseph Iberti.
Based on the iconic graphic novel co-created and illustrated by Dave Gibbons and published by DC.
Watchmen premieres Sunday, Oct. 20 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), on HBO.
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