Watchmen: First Trailer Released


It's about time. Tick tock.

HBO has finally released something more significant than the micro-teases they've been posting on their Instagram account for the upcoming series. The trailer below brings us into the Watchmen world via foreboding, unsettling images of a gang of gun-toting Rorschach imitators and yellow-masked masked policeman. We see a leather-clad Regina King and Jeremy Irons as Ozymandias, but still no Tom (who is rumored to be playing Mime, from the Doomsday Clock series). The trailer pegs the premiere as being in the fall, but nothing more specific than that.


Watchmen: Is Tom playing Mime?


Lately there has been speculation afoot regarding the character Tom is playing in the upcoming HBO series. David Harris mentioned a certain possibility in an article about the series, and the information subsequently appeared in the IMDb listing for the show and on Tom's page as well. The character he is rumored to be playing is Marcus Maez, aka Mime, who appears in the Doomsday Clock series, a sequel to the original Watchmen. He and wife Erika Manson/Marionette (possibly played by Sara Vickers) have a terribly tragic backstory, and it would certainly be an exciting departure for Tom to play. No official announcement has been made from either HBO or Damon Lindelof, and no trailer has been released. So it seems very possible...but the production is shrouded in so much mystery, nothing should be taken for granted. 

There is also still no official release date beyond it definitely being in 2019. Watchmen news has been slow to come, but with Game of Thrones ending imminently, HBO will hopefully throw its considerable promotional weight behind this new tentpole series soon, and we'll find out more about the characters and their storylines. The tiniest new glimpse of the series was released last Sunday, in the promo below.


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.