Watchmen is a comic book series published by DC Comics in 1985. Watchmen sets in an alternate history where superheroes were introduced in the 1940s. The United States won the Vietnam War with their help and the Watergate break-in was never exposed. In 1985, the world is in the brink of World War 3. A group of superheroes knows as the Watchmen attempts to stop World War 3 but ends up uniting the world and making themselves a common enemy.
The film adaptation of the comic book was released in 2009. The tone of the movie was dark and bleak. There was a mixed reaction. Most people either hate it or loved it. The movie barely broke even in the box office.
HBO acquired the rights to produce & distribute a TV series under the same name in 2015. After 4 years in production, the show is set to release in fall, 2019. It will be a modern-day reimagining of the original comic series and will set 10 years after the events of. It will show the realities of the world where superheroes are unlawful, dangerous and a threat to world peace.
Take a look at the trailer.