Fans just got a big, long look at the hotly anticipated "Watchmen" TV series. Even though Doctor Manhattan had left Earth, the trailer includes lots of imagery evoking the character, including a festival with costumes and masks in his likeness, so his impact on the world is still very much visible.
Looks like Doctor Manhattan won't be on Mars that long.
Watchmen premieres on HBO this October.
Rather than adapt the iconic graphic novel panel for panel (as Zack Snyder did with his 2009 movie version), Lindelof is instead "remixing" the source material to tell a different tale with the same DNA.
Lindelof serves as creator, writer, showrunner, and executive producer on the Watchmen series, with Tom Spezialy, Stephen Williams, and Joseph Iberti also executive producing.
Nine Inch Nails musicians Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross - who worked on the original score The Social Network - will be composing background music for Watchmen.
Set up as a social media activation earlier this week, the latest trailer for the series based on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' iconic comic is chock-full of easter eggs for the hard-core and the newbies alike.
Based on the graphic novel of the same name, Watchmen is set in an alternate history where "superheroes" are treated as outlaws. Watchmen is a production of White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros.
Watchmen debuts in fall 2019 on HBO.