The wait for Watchmen is over. The series premieres on HBO this month, but there’s plenty else to watch in October, too.
One of the most anticipated shows of the fall is coming to HBO this month, but this isn’t your mother’s Watchmen. It’s not even your Watchmen. As creator Damon Lindelof outlined in an Instagram manifesto, the series is a departure from the comics and the movie; it’s set in an alternate-reality 2019 that lacks the internet but still has white supremacy.
Check out several other highlights coming to HBO; the full list is below.
Watchmen – Oct. 20
Who watches the Watchmen? You will probably. There are nine episodes in the first season, one released per week, which seems very appropriately alternate reality in 2019.
Succession: Season Finale – Oct. 13
Everyone is watching Succession. At least that’s how it feels. I personally am not watching Succession, but the pressure to is growing. The season two finale is on Oct. 13, at which point I will either forget about watching the show since people will finally stop talking about it for a bit, or I will take the opportunity to catch up on it. Stay tuned. Or don’t.
Mrs. Fletcher – Oct. 27
Tom Perrotta is the John Updike of this era’s suburbia. His novels Election, The Leftovers, and Little Children have been adapted on screens of all sizes. Now his Mrs. Fletcher, a book about a woman who experiences a social-media-induced sexual reawakening when her son leaves for college, is a series starring the incredible Kathryn Hahn.
Everything Coming to HBO in October
Happy Death Day 2U
La Vida Secreta, Season 2 Premiere
Watchmen, Series Premiere
Catherine the Great, Miniseries Premiere
Mrs. Fletcher, Limited Series Premiere
Silicon Valley, Season 6 Premiere
Our Boys, Season Finale
Succession, Season 2 Finale
The Righteous Gemstones, Season Finale
Ballers, Season 5 Finale
The Deuce, Season 3 Finale
24/7 College Football: Florida Gators, Series Premiere
Kany García: Soy Yo En Vivo
Gary Gulman: The Great Depresh
Torn Apart: Separated at the Border
HBO First Look: Jojo Rabbit
Pico De Neblina, Season Finale
Liberty: Mother of Exiles
Saudi Women’s Driving School
Any One Of Us
The Bronx, USA
El mejor verano de mi vida (AKA The Best Summer of My Life)
El Ombligo de Guie’dani (AKA Guei’dani’s Navel)
Yo, Imposible (AKA Being Impossible)
A Handful of Dust
The Fourth Kind
George of the Jungle
Green Lantern (Extended Version)
Happy Death Day
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
The Indian in the Cupboard
It’s Kind of a Funny Story
Kiss of Death
Men of Honor
The Object of My Affection
Season of the Witch
War of the Worlds
The Conjuring 2