The Clock is Ticking: “Watchmen” Gets a Premiere Date

Regina King, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Adelynn Spoon in "Watchmen"

“Everything begins.”

With these words, HBO announced the date of the premiere of the anticipated series Watchmen. The show will hit the screens on Sunday, October 20.

The network announced the date in a tweet with a kind of an ominous “Tick tock” caption. Also included in the tweet is a short clip of the words “Everything begins” forming clock’s hands.

The newest adaptation of the classic graphic novel written by Alan Moore is created by Damon Lindelof of Lost. It features actors like Regina King, Don Johnson, Jean Smart, and Jeremy Irons.

The graphic novel, which got a movie adaptation by Zack Snyder, takes place in an alternate reality where superheroes have been active in the US but have been outlawed. The heroes band together to try to stop an atomic war. The new series will use this as a base for a new story in which the police are being hunted by a terrorist group styled after Rorschach – one of the main characters of the graphic novel.

The series will span 10 episodes and will feature new heroes like the one played by king and characters that stem from the original subject matter.