Although HBO’s beloved Game of Thrones only has two more episodes left of the series, there is another important reason to tune in to the network; the adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbon’s graphic novel Watchmen.
The TV series is set to air on HBO later this year, and was created, written and consecutively produced by David Lindelof, the co-creator and showrunner of Lost.
An official teaser trailer for the HBO Watchmen series is finally here and it’s jam-packed full of action and suspense.
Lindelof’s vision for the series has been described as a ‘remix’ of the graphic novel, as it is set in the present day but in the same universe.
In a statement last year, he said:
“We have no desire to ‘adapt’ the twelve issues Mr. Moore and Mr. Gibbons created thirty years ago, those issues are sacred ground and they will not be retread nor recreated nor reproduced nor rebooted.”
“They will, however, be remixed. Because the bass lines in those familiar tracks are just too good and we’d be fools not to sample them. Those original twelve issues are our Old Testament. When the New Testament came along it did not erase what came before it. Creation. The Garden of Eden. Abraham and Isaac. The Flood. It all happened. And so it will be with ‘Watchmen.’ The Comedian died. Dan and Laurie fell in love. Ozymandias saved the world and Dr. Manhattan left it just after blowing Rorschach to pieces in the bitter cold of Antarctica.”
Watch the official teaser below: