HBO releases full synopsis for WATCHMEN pilot

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Sunday, October 20 will finally see the debut of Watchmen on HBO. The series recently premiered to rapturous applause and acclaim at New York Comic Con and finally fans are about to get a glimpse at the new live-action story in the world of the Alan Moore classic.

Now HBO has released the synopsis for the pilot episode which is called “It’s Summer and We’re Running Out of Ice”. Read the full synopsis below:

Episode 1: ‘It’s Summer and We’re Running Out of Ice’ — Debut date: SUNDAY, OCT. 20 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

In an alternate America where police conceal their identities behind masks to protect themselves from a terrorist organization, Detective Angela Abar (Regina King) investigates the attempted murder of a fellow officer under the guidance of her friend and Chief, Judd Crawford (Don Johnson). Meanwhile, the Lord of a Country Estate (Jeremy Irons) receives an anniversary gift from his loyal servants. Written by Damon Lindelof; directed by Nicole Kassell.

Watchmen stars Jeremy Irons, Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Tom Mison, Adelaide Clemens, Andrew Howard, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing, Lily Rose Smith, and Adelynn Spoon. The series has been developed for TV by Damon Lindleof.


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