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Vast, insidious conspiracy at play: HBO releases new ‘Watchmen’ trailer

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Mon, July 29, 2019  /  03:23 pm
Vast, insidious conspiracy at play: HBO releases new ‘Watchmen’ trailer

A still from HBO original series Watchmen (HBO/File)

Entertainment network HBO has launched a new official trailer for its original series Watchmen. It introduced the trailer with the line, “There is a vast and insidious conspiracy at play” in a Twitter post.

The original series, featuring Regina King (HBO’s The Leftovers, Jerry Maguire), Don Johnson (Miami Vice, The Other Woman) and Jeremy Irons (The Man in the Iron Mask, Kingdom of Heaven) among others, depicts a story where superheroes are treated as outlaws.

Regina King plays a protagonist in HBO original series Watchmen.Regina King plays a protagonist in HBO original series Watchmen. (HBO/File)

The production of Watchmen was first announced in August 2018, when HBO posted a related clip showing the hero Comedian’s smiley face with a trace of blood, followed with bold texts saying “Nothing ever ends”.

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Directed by Damon Lindelof, the series is an adaptation of the namesake comic book about an American superhero, created by writer Alan Moore, artist Dave Gibbons and colorist John Higgins.

The comic was first published by DC Comics in 1986 and 1987.

HBO said in a statement that Watchmen embraced the nostalgia of the original ground-breaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own.

Watchmen will premiere in US and Asia in October, exclusively on HBO Go and HBO. (mut)