[Update: As of Nov 3, 2019, all the watches have been given away.]

Lo and behold, Watchmen is coming to HBO.

But this isn’t the Watchmen based on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' revered 12-issue comic book series published in 1986.

Well, yes… and no.

Executive produced by Damon Lindelof (Lost, The Leftovers), this Watchmen is a sorta sequel set three decades after the events in the original story, in an alternate world where Robert Redford  — yes, that Robert Redford — has been the POTUS for 27 years, mobile devices and personal computers don’t exist (no way!) , and superheroes are outlawed.

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