It's time. Southland favorite Regina King is returning to the small screen in the new DC Comics series Watchmen for HBO. The actress is featured on a new poster in anticipation of the big debut set for October 20. She plays Tulsa Police Detective Angela Abar in the show. Here, we see her as Sister Night, wearing her superhero costume.
Set in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws, Watchmen, from executive producer Damon Lindelof (Emmy winner for Lost; HBO's 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.
The setting for the show is Tulsa, Oklahoma in an alternate 2019. This takes place many years after the iconic comic book and movie based on the property. 34 years later, there is no Internet and smartphones do not exist. Robert Redford, playing himself, is now the President of the United States, and has been in office since his election in 1992, making him the longest running President to ever serve the country.
The story will follow "The Seventh Cavalry", a group of Rorschach stans who wear their own Rorschach inspired masks. They have decided to carry out a number of simultaneous attacks on various police members inside the cops' own homes. Now, the police have started to wear masks to conceal their identities.
HBO has released the official key art as you can see below for the upcoming drama series Watchmen, debuting Sunday, October 20 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. 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.
The show was first talked about as far back as October 2015. Damon Lindelof came aboard the series in June of 2017, but it wasn't until January 2018 that Nicole Kassell came on as a director. The show finally went into production in the summer of 2018. So far three episodes have been officially announced with the pilot 'It's Summer and We're Running Out of Ice' coming October 20, followed by episode 2 'Martial Feats of Comanche Horsemanship' airing October 27, and episode 3 'She Was Killed by Space Junk' premiering November 3. Future episodes will be announced soon. This comes direct from HBO.