The new Watchmen trailer gives us our best look yet at the upcoming series. HBO has released a full-length trailer for the highly anticipated project and it looks like it might be one of the shows to look out for this fall. Regina King's Detective Angela Abar is seen taking in a member of the Rorschach mask-wearing group the Seventh Cavalry and bringing him in for interrogation. There's a lot more going on, which is teased, but there is still a mystery to be solved.
There is a conspiracy going on and Angela Abar wants to figure it out, while the outside world is weary of anybody in a mask. At the beginning of the Watchmen trailer, we learn that many of the ones behind the mask are hiding a trauma, though we're not exactly sure if that pertains to everybody. Abar seems to think that the mask is giving her protection, which would be the obvious assumption, but things aren't always so easy to explain.
One of the more striking elements of the Watchmen trailer, other than the connections to Alan Moore's source material, is how good it looks aesthetically. The look and feel lends itself well to the source material and even gives a slight nod to Zack Snyder's big screen adaptation, which has been looked at in a more positive light over the past several years. Overall, it looks like Watchmen could be a pretty big hit for HBO when it debuts next month. The cast is already enough for casual viewers to take a look at the mysterious new show.
The Watchmen series cast includes Jeremy Irons as an older Ozymandias, Regina King, Don Johnson, Louis Gossett Jr., Tim Blake Nelson, Adelaide Clemens, Andrew Howard, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Sara Vickers, Tom Mison, Jean Smart as a mysterious FBI agent, and James Wolk. Damon Lindelof's take on Alan Moore's 12-comic run seems like it is very much grounded in reality, much like Moore's source material. Real-life events are present and the series appears to be taking that approach, while creating something brand-new at the same time.
While the latest look at Watchmen gives us our best look at the series thus far, we're still in the dark as to what the show will focus on. For now, Damon Lindelof wants us to focus on the Seventh Cavalry and what ties they have to the past. They appear to be a group obsessed with finding the "truth" and are branded as domestic terrorists. While that's intriguing enough on its own and definitely has its roots in current events, Lindelof is more than likely hiding quite a bit underneath the surface. The good news is that we don't have to wait very long to see what the show is all about. Watchmen premieres October 20th, exclusively on HBO. While we wait, you can check out the new trailer below, thanks to the HBO YouTube channel.