Who Watches the Watchmen?

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Watchmen is set in 1985, in an alternate history United States where costumed adventurers are real and the country is edging closer to a nuclear war with the Soviet Union (the Doomsday Clock is at five minutes to midnight).

It tells the story of a group of past and present superheroes and the events surrounding the mysterious murder of one of their own. Watchmen depicts superheroes as real people who must confront ethical and personal issues, who struggle with neuroses and failings, and who—with one notable exception—lack anything recognizable as superpowers.

The Watchmen series on HBO tells a story in which superheroes and masked vigilantes were outlawed due to their violent methods, but some of them gather around to start a revolution while others attempt to stop it. Its first season aired from October 20 to December 15, 2019. There are currently no plans for a second season, but the show's popularity means it can't be impossible.

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The Watchmen HBO series was nominated for eleven 2020 Emmy Awards in the Limited Series category and won four, including: Outstanding Limited Series, Outstanding Lead Actress (Regina King), Outstanding Supporting Actor (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II), and Outstanding Writing (episode "This Extraordinary Being").

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