The Superheroes Are Outlaws In HBO’s Watchmen


It has been ten years since Zack Snyder’s adaptation of Alan Moore’s brilliant graphic novel Watchmen was released. I was shaken to the core after seeing the most powerful hero ever created, “Dr. Manhatten.” One of my most loved quote of his is, Do you think you can kill me? I’ve walked on the surface of the sun.” These lines gave me goosebumps.

Watchmen was an illuminating film for me as a seventeen-year-old. It introduced me to the cynical side of the world; even heroes can be villains. Today, HBO released its second trailer for its adaptation of the Watchmen, and it looks promising.

According to the creator of the show, Damon Lindelof said it would not be an exact adaptation of the original content, but a remix of it. I agree to that because I want a show to be independent even if it is derived from some source.

The trailer shows a chaotic setting on the onset of a dystopian era. An army of masked vigilantes heading on a mission, While protagonistic characters are investigating their motives.

The official premise of the show is “Watchmen takes place in an alternative, contemporary reality in the United States, in which masked vigilantes became outlawed due to their violent methods. Despite this, some gather around in order to start a revolution while others are out to stop it before it is too late, as a greater question rises above them all; who watches the Watchmen?”

If only October 20 could come any sooner.