Alan Moore’s Watchmen is one of the most beloved comic book series of all time — it revolutionized comic book storytelling by taking a gritty look at an alternate 1985 where superheroes no longer exist. Its live action adaptations, however, have been a different story. The nearly unbearably long 2009 Watchmen movie received very mixed reviews. But now fans are looking toward HBO’s take on the famed series, though Damon Lindelof’s production is said not to be a direct adaptation of the story.
We received our first look at the series today via Watchmen‘s official Instagram account, and … umm, well…
I’ll be honest — I don’t know if this makes me any more or less excited for the show. I’m not even completely sure what I just saw.
Watchmen will hit HBO some time in 2019.