Watchmen is one of the most acclaimed comic books of all time. The 1986 limited series was written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Dave Gibbons, and set a new standard for mature superhero storytelling. After many years of attempted movie adaptations, Zack Snyder’s film version was released in 2009 to mixed reviews and moderate box office.
So there was some surprise when in 2017 it was rumored that a Watchmen TV show was in the works at HBO. Snyder’s movie had been released less than a decade earlier, and while there were a few big changes, it was a reasonably faithful adaptation. What more could be added in a TV show? But as showrunner Damon Lindelof subsequently explained, his Watchmen show is not an adaptation–but something he has termed a “remix,” using the existing comic narratives to create something new.
Watchmen is set to premiere on HBO in October. Although Lindelof and his team have been tight-lipped about what to expect, we are starting to learn more about his hugely anticipated show. So here’s everything we know about Watchmen to date–and we’ll continue to update this as more information is released.