HBO unveils the first real look at their version of the “American Dream” with a trailer for Damon Lindelof’s WATCHMEN.

“What are the two’a you talkin’ about?”

“Oh, nothin’. Just the end of the world.”

So, yeah. Lots to unpack here obviously.

But in short, pretty damn into it! HBO has kept pretty tight-lipped about Damon Lindelof’s The Leftovers follow up, but this at least indicates he’s got some big-ass ideas for his adaptation of the seminal work.

Like … Rorschach inspiring a violent hate-mob (that is surely racist as fuck)? Into it. Our first solid look at Regina King’s costumed persona? Yes, PLEASE. Tim Blake Nelson?! I mean, have you SEEN Buster Scruggs?! Jeepers creepers. We also get quick looks at a brand new mirror-masked villain and a straight up Tales of the Black Freighter joke.

I mean, I know better than most that it is gouache to like the random Watchmen spin-offs, but this looks just too interesting to ignore. Better still, it looks like it actually has something to SAY. Not just another one-to-one translation of the book. That alone is making me want to tune in.

We will be watching this closely, obviously, closer to fall, but what do YOU think? Are you into this at all? Do you need more pirate comic flavor? Also, how is Tim Blake Nelson so great? Let us know in the comments below.

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