Watchmen: HBO Airs First Scenes

 

During the Golden Globes ceremony tonight, viewers were surprised to see the first scenes from the Watchmen series aired in an HBO promo, that also included other series the network will be airing in 2019.

 

 

The Watchmen Instagram account has also posted each individual scene, ever-so-slightly expanded from the promo, for us to dissect and analyze. Many masked characters can be seen, in addition to the unmasked Jean Smart, who stars as Agent Blake, and Jeremy Irons, who stars as Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias. Still no sign of Tom - his character and many others remain under wraps for now.

 

Watchmen: First Look

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Damon Lindelof and HBO gave the fans a little something to mark the start of shooting in Atlanta yesterday. In Instagram and Twitter posts from brand new official accounts, we got the above atmospheric clip of a masked police officer, with a familiar pop of yellow.

 

 

On those social media accounts, you can spot a new logo (above), marking a departure from the smiley face historically used. What does it mean? We have a pretty long wait until we get any answers -- the series doesn't premiere until 2019.

Watchmen: Shooting in Atlanta Starts Monday

 

 

Pre-production on Watchmen has been going on for weeks, according to an Instagram post by series executive producer and director Nicole Kassell, but it looks like shooting will finally begin in Atlanta on Monday, October 15th. Reports are that shooting will continue through to March 2019. No official announcement yet of how many episodes will be in the first season, although IMDb is listing 8. We also have no definitive air date for the series other than it being in 2019. HBO and Damon Lindelof are not making this easy.

There was also something cagey going on in the North of Wales from September 17 - October 5. HBO was reportedly shooting a new show at Penrhyn Castle in Gwynedd, Wales which many thought was the new Game of Thrones prequel. No photos were allowed anywhere near the sets, and the local residents were very obliging hosts giving up few details. However, when Watchmen star Jeremy Irons was spotted nearby having dinner, that got some people thinking maybe it wasn't Game of Thrones after all, and it was all but confirmed by this post with Tom and co-star Sara Vickers with the hair and make-up team. Since we know nothing for sure about what characters any of the cast are playing, fans can only speculate whether perhaps Tom's character is somehow related to Irons' character, who many think may be playing an older Ozymandias.

It might be harder to hide what they're doing when they are on location in Atlanta, but based on this level of secrecy, it's a good bet they're going to try.

 

 

 

 

Watchmen: HBO Picks Up Series

 

 

HBO has just announced that they have ordered Damon Lindelof's Watchmen to series. The series will debut in 2019. In addition to Tom, the stellar cast also includes Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Frances Fisher, and Louis Gossett Jr., but no word yet on what characters any of them will play. The network released the following logline for the show:

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.

Congratulations to all involved on the pick-up -- see you in 2019!