‘Watchmen’ & ‘His Dark Materials’ Coming To HBO This Fall, But When?

I think we’re all a bit sick of the question at this point: How will HBO replace Game of Thrones? I think that everyone might stop asking that question this Fall. HBO announced today that the Watchmen TV series will be premiering on the network this October. No specific date was given, but we do know that Damon Lindelof will write the first episode that will be directed by Nicole Kassell.

Regina King (“The Leftovers”) 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 aging and imperious Lord of a British Manor; 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.

If you haven’t seen the trailer, here you go:

HBO has also announced that His Dark Materials will also debut this Fall, but no specific date or month was given. The series follows Lyra (Dafne Keen), a seemingly ordinary but brave young woman from another world. Her search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children and becomes a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. Here is the latest trailer for that show as well:

Which show has you the most excited?

Photo Credit: Mark Hill/HBO

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