The world is once again 5 minutes to midnight in HBO’s first teaser for their upcoming Watchmen television series. An American militia composed of men in Rorschach masks warn of their plans. Cops adopt yellow masks to hide their identities. Even Regina King’s character adopts a costume to settle some score of her own. It may be 30 years after Adrian Veidt (Jeremy Irons) saved the world by killing New York, but in HBO’s Watchmen, his endeavor was for naught.
Besides King and Irons the series will also feature Don Johnson — as someone who may or may not be tied to the Rorschach militia — Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Adelaide Clemens, Andrew Howard, and Jean Smart. Smart may also have a blood-tie to the original comic book as she is reportedly playing an FBI agent with the last name of Blake. Is she, somehow, the Comedian’s daughter? Other cast members include Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Yahya Abdul-Matteen II, Sara Vickers, James Wolk, Dustin Ingram, Dylan Schombing, Lily Rose Smith, and Adelynn Spoon.
Watchmen debuts on HBO this Fall.