The Line Between Good and Evil Is Blurred in the Heart-Racing Trailer For HBO's Watchmen
HBO has released another look at its upcoming series Watchmen, and we must warn you: it's pretty chilling. The new trailer, which dropped on Sept. 13, features scenes of vigilantes – including Regina King's character, Angela Abar — living double lives as normal people by day and secret combatants by night. All the while, law enforcement is on the hunt for a cult of people with inkblot masks (akin to Rorschach's veil) who appear to be cooking up some serious trouble (with the help of Jeremy Irons, who's playing Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias).
The series — inspired by Alan Moore's 1986 postmodern comic book of the same name — is being helmed by Lost showrunner Damon Lindelof and stars King, Irons, Hong Chau, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Tim Blake Nelson, and Tom Mison, among other talented actors. Unlike the 2009 film, HBO's show will take place after the events of the comic and is set in a world where superheroes are treated as outlaws rather than comrades. By the looks of it, that doesn't play out very well. Watch the newest trailer above, then catch up on all the details we have about the show before it premieres on Oct. 20.