During the Golden Globes on Sunday, HBO released the first footage of Damon Lindelof’s upcoming “Watchmen” series.
The brief look showed star Jeremy Irons — who may or may not be playing an older version of Ozymandias/Adrian Veidt — as well as the better look at the first image that Lindelof released in October, which appeared to be police wearing yellow masks. The brief footage also included a man wearing a mask that looked very much like Rorschach.
The teaser, which you can watch above, also included a very brief look at the upcoming final season of “Game of Thrones.”
Set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws, “Watchmen” embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own, per HBO. The show, which is based on Alan Moore’s series, will debut later this year.
The show’s previously-announced cast includes Irons, Regina King, Jean Smart, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Adelaide Clemens, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing, Lily Rose Smith, and Adelynn Spoon.
Not much is known about HBO’s take on the famed comic series, except that it will be separate from Zack Snyder’s 2009 “Watchmen” film. In May, Lindelof took to Instagram to share his early ideas for his take, explaining that the HBO series won’t be an adaptation or a sequel, but a “remix.”
“We have no desire to ‘adapt’ the twelve issues Mr. Moore and Mr. [Dave] Gibbons created thirty years ago,” wrote Lindelof, in a five-page letter he shared on Instagram. “Those issues are sacred ground and they will not be retread nor recreated nor reproduced nor rebooted. They will, however, be remixed.”
“Watchmen” is produced for HBO by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television, based on characters from DC.