Mumbai: Superheroes have played a huge part in pop culture ever since they first started being drawn in pages; with capes and righteousness there is nothing a superhero could not accomplish. But in an alternate reality where heroes are treated at outlaws, the world can be a gritty place. From the creator of LOST, Damon Lindelof brings to life HBO’s Watchmen, a series that embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name. Starring Academy Award-Winning cast Jeremy Irons and Regina King alongside Don Johnson, Louis Gossett Jr., Tim Blake Nelson and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Watchmen explores the complexities of society while examining different real issues across time periods. Watchmen is set to premiere on Hotstar Premium starting 21st October 2019.
Damon Lindel of, Creator & Executive Producer “Watchmen examines how we, as a society, feel about Heroes – most notably people who wear masks and fight crime. Our show honors the graphic novel without making it necessary to have read it in order to understand this new story.”
The series takes place in an alternate contemporary reality in the United States, in which superheroes and masked vigilantes were outlawed due to their violent methods, but some of them gather around to start a revolution while others attempt to stop it. It questions the notion of heroes and tries to connect the dots between a fictional take of real events.
Nicole Kassell, Director and Executive Producer added, “It really explores the complexities of who you are when you wear a mask, who you are when you’re not wearing a mask. Watchmen just grabs you and takes you on this wicked ride”.
Watchmen reunites creator Damon Lindelof with Regina King who leads the cast as Angela Abar – a character 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.
Watchmen sets the stage for the greatest on-screen battle between the righteous fighting against the system and the powerful that are protected by it.
Catch Watchmen starting from 21st October on Hotstar Premium.