It’s looking like HBO’s take on Watchmen is, in fact, a sequel. This new trailer, which dives deeper into the story than any of our looks so far, pitches a story set a decade after the events of the comics.
From the look of things, the masked vigilante Rorschach inspired some kind of gang or cult that staged a terrorist attack in which police officers were hunted down in their homes and murdered. That led to a world in which cops wear facemasks to hide their identity.
Also, Doctor Manhattan is apparently living on “fucking Mars” now.
The trailer serves up a whole lot of star Regina King beating up bad guys, along with a first look at Jeremy Irons’ aging Ozymandias and a brief, distant glimpse of Doctor Manhattan himself. The Damon Lindelof-helmed series is set to air on HBO in Oct. 2019.