HBO Drama Series WATCHMEN Debuts October 20; from Executive Producer and Writer Damon Lindelof

Nicole Kassell Directs The Pilot From A Script Written By Lindelof

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Photo Credit: (Mark Hill/HBO). Please note this is a promotional photo for press only.

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.

The series will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners’ streaming platforms.

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.

There will be nine episodes. Episodes include:

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

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Photo: Sara Vickers, Tom Mison, Jeremy Irons. (Credit: Colin Hutton/HBO). Please note this is a promotional photo for press only.

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. 27 (9:00–10:00 p.m.)

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Photo: Regina King (Credit: Mark Hill/HBO). Please note this is a promotional photo for press only.

As Angela relives haunting memories of an attack on her family, she detains a mysterious man (Lou Gossett Jr.) who claims responsibility for Tulsa’s most recent murder. Elsewhere, an original play is performed for an audience of one.

Written by Damon Lindelof & Nick Cuse; directed by Nicole Kassell.

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Photo: Jeremy Irons (Credit: Colin Hutton/HBO). Please note this is a promotional photo for press only.

Debut date: SUNDAY, NOV. 3 (9:00–10:00 p.m.)

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Photo: Jeremy Irons (Credit: Mark Hill/HBO). Please note this is a promotional photo for press only.

Following a late-night visit from the senator who authored Masked Policing Legislation in Oklahoma, FBI agent Laurie Blake (Jean Smart) heads to Tulsa to take over the recent murder investigation. The Lord of The Manor receives a harshly worded letter and responds accordingly.

Written by Damon Lindelof & Lila Byock; directed by Stephen Williams.

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Photos: Jean Smart; Jeremy Irons (Credit for both: Mark Hill/HBO). Please note these are promotional photos for press only.

Debuts date: SUNDAY, NOV. 10 (9:00–10:00 p.m.)

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Photo: Hong Chau (Credit: Mark Hill/HBO). Please note this is a promotional photo for press only.

Reclusive trillionaire Lady Trieu (Hong Chau) finally enters the stage with a mysterious offer. With Blake (Jean Smart) getting closer to the truth of her coverup, Angela (Regina King) enlists Looking Glass (Tim Blake Nelson) for help. Meanwhile, The Lord (Jeremy Irons) trains two new servants.

Written by Damon Lindelof & Christal Henry; directed by Andrij Parekh.

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Photos (L-R): Jean Smart; Jeremy Irons, Sara Vickers; Regina King
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Photos (L-R): Jeremy Irons; Hong Chau; Regina King (Credit for all: Mark Hill/HBO). Please note these are promotional photos for press only.

Debuts date: SUNDAY, NOV. 17 (9:00–10:00 p.m.)

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Photo: Regina King (Credit: Mark Hill/HBO). Please note this is a promotional photo for press only.

The origin story of Looking Glass (Tim Blake Nelson) is at last revealed, as is the truth behind the greatest hoax in American history. Far away, The Smartest Man In The World (Jeremy Irons) plots a daring escape.

Written by Damon Lindelof & Carly Wray; directed by Steph Green.

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Photos: Jeremy Irons; Tim Blake Nelson
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Photos (L-R): Tim Blake Nelson; Jean Smart; Tim Blake Nelson, Jean Smart (Credit for all: Mark Hill/HBO). Please note these are promotional photos for press only.

Debuts date: SUNDAY, NOV. 24 (9:00–10:00 p.m.)

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Photo: Regina King (Credit: Mark Hill/HBO). Please note this is a promotional photo for press only.

Deep under the influence of Nostalgia, Angela (Regina King) gets a firsthand account of her grandfather’s journey.

Written by Damon Lindelof & Cord Jefferson; directed by Stephen Williams.

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Photos: Jean Smart; Cheyenne Jackson (Credit for all: Mark Hill/HBO). Please note these are promotional photos for press only.

Debut date: SUNDAY, DEC. 1 (9:00–10:00 p.m.)

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Photo: Hong Chau, Regina King (Credit: Mark Hill/HBO). Please note this is a promotional photo for press only.

Under Lady Trieu’s (Hong Chau) care, Angela (Regina King) undergoes an
unconventional treatment while Agent Blake (Jean Smart) chases down a lead. Elsewhere, The Smartest Man in The World (Jeremy Irons) delivers a stunning defense of his past actions.

Written by Stacy Osei-Kuffour & Claire Kiechel; directed by David Semel.

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Photos: Jeremy Irons, Tom Mison, Sara Vickers; Tom Mison (Credit for both: Colin Hutton/HBO).
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Photos (L-R): Regina King; Jean Smart; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Credit unless otherwise indicated: Mark Hill/HBO).
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Photos (L-R): Frances Fisher; Jessica Camacho, Andrew Howard; Jennifer Vo Le, Faith Herman (Credit unless otherwise indicated: Mark Hill/HBO). Please note these are promotional photos for press only.

Debut date: SUNDAY, DEC. 8 (9:00–10:00 p.m.)

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Photo: Regina King (Credit: Mark Hill/HBO). Please note this is a promotional photo for press only.

Angela’s (Regina King) mysterious past in Vietnam is at last revealed.

Written by Jeff Jensen & Damon Lindelof; directed by Nicole Kassell.

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Photo Credit: Mark Hill/HBO. Please note this is a promotional photo for press only.

Debut date: SUNDAY, DEC. 15 (9:00–10:00 p.m.)

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Photo: Regina King (Credit: Mark Hill/HBO). Please note this is a promotional photo for press only.

Everything ends. For real this time.

Written by Nick Cuse & Damon Lindelof; directed by Frederick E.O. Toye.

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Photos: Jeremy Irons; Jolie Hoang-Rappaport, Hong Chau.
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Photos: Hong Chau; Jean Smart (Credit unless otherwise indicated: Mark Hill/HBO). Please note these are promotional photos for press only.

Produced for HBO by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television; executive producer/writer Damon Lindelof; executive producer/director, Nicole Kassell; executive producer, Tom Spezialy; executive producer/director, Stephen Williams; executive producer, Joseph Iberti. Based on the iconic graphic novel co-created and illustrated by Dave Gibbons and published by DC.

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