Set in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws, Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name, while attempting to break new ground of its own.


Damon Lindelof
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Series cast summary:
Regina King ...  Angela Abar / ... 9 episodes, 2019
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II ...  Cal Abar 8 episodes, 2019
Tom Mison ...  Mr. Phillips / ... 8 episodes, 2019
Sara Vickers ...  Ms. Crookshanks 8 episodes, 2019
Jeremy Irons ...  Adrian Veidt 8 episodes, 2019
Andrew Howard ...  Red Scare 7 episodes, 2019
Louis Gossett Jr. ...  Will Reeves 7 episodes, 2019
Jean Smart ...  Laurie Blake 6 episodes, 2019
Tim Blake Nelson ...  Looking Glass / ... 6 episodes, 2019
Dylan Schombing ...  Topher Abar 6 episodes, 2019
James Wolk ...  Joe Keene 6 episodes, 2019
Lily Rose Smith ...  Rosie 6 episodes, 2019
Adelynn Spoon ...  Emma 6 episodes, 2019
Danny Boyd Jr. ...  Young Will Reeves / ... 6 episodes, 2019
Frances Fisher ...  Jane Crawford 5 episodes, 2019
Jessica Camacho ...  Pirate Jenny 5 episodes, 2019
Steven G. Norfleet ...  O.B. Williams / ... 5 episodes, 2019
Alexis Louder ...  Ruth Williams / ... 5 episodes, 2019
Hong Chau ...  Lady Trieu 4 episodes, 2019
Don Johnson ...  Judd Crawford 4 episodes, 2019
Jolie Hoang-Rappaport ...  Bian 4 episodes, 2019
Jacob Ming-Trent ...  Panda 3 episodes, 2019
Cheyenne Jackson ...  Hooded Justice 3 episodes, 2019
Dustin Ingram ...  Agent Petey 3 episodes, 2019
Jovan Adepo ...  Will Reeves 3 episodes, 2019
Jamal Akakpo ...  Bass Reeves 3 episodes, 2019
Darrell Snedeger ...  Jon 2 episodes, 2019
Robert Wisdom ...  Seymour 2 episodes, 2019
Valeri Ross ...  Old Woman / ... 2 episodes, 2019
Danielle Deadwyler ...  June 2 episodes, 2019
Henry Louis Gates Jr. ...  Skip Gates 2 episodes, 2019
Landon Durrence Landon Durrence ...  Adorable White Boy 2 episodes, 2019
Victoria Blade ...  Mom 2 episodes, 2019
Charles Green ...  Preacher 2 episodes, 2019
Philly Plowden Philly Plowden ...  Sam Battle 2 episodes, 2019
Nicholas Logan ...  7K Spokesman 2 episodes, 2019
Jordan Salloum ...  Officer Borquin 2 episodes, 2019
Kyle McDuffie Kyle McDuffie ...  Sheriff 2 episodes, 2019
Jaiden Bostic ...  Marcus 2 episodes, 2019


Set in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws and must embrace the nostalgia, Detective Angela Abar investigates the reemergence of a white supremacist terrorist group inspired by the long-deceased moral absolutist Rorschach.

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During an August 2020 interview with Terry Gross on the National Public Radio program "Fresh Air," writer Cord Jefferson said that when he and the rest of the writers first started working on the show, the showrunner Damon Lindelof "came into the room on Day 1 and said that he wanted the Tulsa massacre to be part of the show in some way. He said that he had read Ta-Nehisi Coates's 'Case For Reparations' in The Atlantic cover story and was really moved by it, and he had never heard about the Tulsa massacre until he read that and about the--and how it sort of decimated this prosperous Black community, as you said. And he was really moved by the story and wanted to include it somehow in the show. So he came into the room saying he wanted to use it, but how we were actually going to incorporate it, we didn't know. I think it took us about a month or two to decide that not only was it going to be in the pilot but it was going to open the series and that we would begin on the Tulsa massacre. And I'm really happy that we decided to include it there and not somewhere else." See more »


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If you could strip out some this would get 9 stars, which it deserves
26 November 2019 | by cheroldSee all my reviews

The series brilliantly creates a world similar to ours but with a unique parallel history in which events happened but with different starts or ends. In modern times, the cops takes white supremacists way more seriously than they do in our reality, which is why people are screaming about "wokeness." But it's far more complicated than that, because its masked cops ignore civil rights and can be fairly lawless, which - guess what?! - is not what we social justice types are after.

The complex morality is echoed in the complex plotting, with a bunch of dark characters in a very strange, dark, violent world and a story arc chockfull of mysteries.

The cast is first rate, most notably Jeremy Irons as a peculiar aristocrat and the phenomenal Regina King as the ultimate ass-kicker.

As for its relation to the graphic novel and movie, I read/watched them but it was years ago and honestly I don't remember much of anything about either one except they were both quite good. I may like this series better than either so far (based on the first 5 episodes), but I couldn't even hazard an opinion on the debate as to whether it is to the source material. As an entity of its own though, it is absolutely brilliant, and I highly recommend it.

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