HBO's Watchmen - 1.01 'It’s Summer And We’re Running Out Of Ice' Synopsis

by Outsiders
October 14, 2019
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.

Debut date: SUNDAY, OCT. 20 (9:00–10:00 p.m.)

Set in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws, WATCHMEN, debuting SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20 (9:00–10:00 p.m. ET/PT), from executive producer Damon Lindelof (Emmy® winner for “Lost”, HBO’s “The Leftovers”), embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name, while attempting to break new ground of its own. Nicole Kassell directs the pilot from a script written by Lindelof.

WATCHMEN reunites Lindelof with Regina King (HBO’s “The Leftovers”, Oscar® winner for “If Beale Street Could Talk”, Emmy® winner for “Seven Seconds” and “American Crime”; Golden Globe winner for “If Beale Street Could Talk”). King leads the cast as Angela Abar, 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 (Oscar® winner for “Reversal of Fortune”, Emmy® winner for “Big Cat Week” and “Elizabeth I”) as the Lord of a Country Estate; Don Johnson (Golden Globe winner for “Miami Vice”) as Judd Crawford, Tulsa Chief of Police; Jean Smart (Emmy® winner for “Samantha Who?” and “Frasier”) as FBI Agent Laurie Blake; Tim Blake Nelson as Detective Looking Glass; Louis Gossett Jr. (Oscar® winner for “An Officer and a Gentleman”, Emmy® winner for “Roots”) 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.
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JayC - 2019-10-22 @ 12:56 am

Spoilers:

There was a news report during the episode mentioning something about Dr Manhattan Being on Mars. There was also the TV series which seems to be about all the superheroes from the graphic novel. And people are speculating that the Jeremy Irons character is really an oldOzymandias

Nickg253 - 2019-10-21 @ 8:07 pm
1 hour ago, JayC said:

Yeah I got that oneand a few other nods, but is this meant to be a continuation from the graphic novel or something separate?

I believe it's in continuity with the comic book series over the film but 30+ years later after the minutemen group is long gone. interesting to see that they had a ship like Night Owl's , maybe it was the same one?

Outsiders - 2019-10-21 @ 8:00 pm
1 hour ago, JayC said:

Yeah I got that oneand a few other nods, but is this meant to be a continuation from the graphic novel or something separate?

The series is going to take place in the same type environment as The Watchmen but none of the original Watchmen will be in the series. It's going to be a whole new group of Superheroes.

JayC - 2019-10-21 @ 6:36 pm
2 hours ago, Nickg253 said:

i did! very trippy, but i think that was a good thing. i definitely get the Alan Moore vibe from the world. i think part of why i love the comic is that it's so gritty and raw and i can totally see that in the show.

(spoiler) the blood drop on the badge at the end was a nod to the blood on the comedians pin!

Yeah I got that oneand a few other nods, but is this meant to be a continuation from the graphic novel or something separate?

Nickg253 - 2019-10-21 @ 3:58 pm
3 hours ago, JayC said:

Did anyone watch the premiere last night?I thought it was pretty weird, now granted Im not enough of a Watchman fan to really have been able to catch most of the nods and nuances to the original source material which maybe would have helped. I will probably keep watching though to see how it plays out.

i did! very trippy, but i think that was a good thing. i definitely get the Alan Moore vibe from the world. i think part of why i love the comic is that it's so gritty and raw and i can totally see that in the show.

(spoiler) the blood drop on the badge at the end was a nod to the blood on the comedians pin!

JayC - 2019-10-21 @ 12:12 pm

Did anyone watch the premiere last night?I thought it was pretty weird, now granted Im not enough of a Watchman fan to really have been able to catch most of the nods and nuances to the original source material which maybe would have helped. I will probably keep watching though to see how it plays out.

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