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HBO Sets Premiere Date For Watchmen

September 3, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

HBO’s highly-anticipated Watchmen spinoff series has a specific premiere date at last. HBO announced on Tuesday that the Damon Lindelof-created series will premiere on October 20th at 9 PM ET/PT, exclusively on the premium cabler.

Set in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws, Watchmen comes from executive producer Damon Lindelof, with Nicole Kassell directing the pilot from a script written by Lindelof. The series stars Regina King as Angela Abar, who wears two masks; one as a lead detective in The Tulsa Police Force and another as wife and mother of three.

The cast also includes Jeremy Irons as the aging and imperious Lord of a British Manor; Don Johnson as Judd Crawford, Tulsa Chief of Police; Jean Smart as FBI Agent Laurie Blake; Tim Blake Nelson as Detective Looking Glass; Louis Gossett Jr. as Will Reeves; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Cal Abar; Tom Mison as Mr. Phillips; Frances Fisher as Jane Crawford and Sara Vickers as Ms. Crookshanks. Additional cast include Hong Chau as Lady Trieu, the mysterious trillionaire, Andrew Howard, Jacob Ming-Trent, Dylan Schombing and James Wolk.

You can see the trailer, which debuted at San Diego Comic-Con, below: