Watchmen: Character Video

 

HBO has released a video introducing us to Jeremy Irons' character who is named...well, we're not 100% sure. There had been reporting that the producers had confirmed he was Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias, but he has also coyly been referred to as Probably Who You Think He Is and, in this video below, as the Blonde Man.

The behind-the-scenes video brings us to an estate where Irons' character lives the life of a country gentleman in the 1930's. He has two servants, Mr. Phillips played by Tom and Ms. Crookshanks played by Sara Vickers, who seem perfectly normal on the exterior, but if you've seen the first episode, you know there is something a bit off about them. Warning...spoilers ahead.

 

Watchmen: First Look at Mr. Phillips

 

 

HBO PR has released a synopsis for each of the first 6 episodes of Watchmen's first season. Also included was the official first look at Tom as Mr. Phillips and Sara Vickers as Ms. Crookshanks. They are with Jeremy Irons, who is widely believed to be playing Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias, a recurrence of the character from the original graphic novel.

The show premieres on HBO this Sunday, October 20th at 9pm, with an episode titled "It's Summer and We're Running Out of Ice," directed by Nicole Kassell and written by Damon Lindelof.

 

Photo by Colin Hutton/HBO

Watchmen: KTLA5 Interview

 

The morning after the Los Angeles premiere of Watchmen, Tom visited the KTLA studios for an interview, which you can watch below. He couldn't say much about his Watchmen character, Mr. Phillips, but we do get our first look at him. We learn that they block shot most of his scenes for the season with Jeremy Irons in a castle in Wales over the course of a month, before the bulk of most of the scripts were even written. Tom explains that he did have a history with Watchmen, even before the show. He read the original graphic novel as an angry 17 year old and it made him even angrier, then happened to pick it up again a couple of years ago, and reading it again at a different stage in his life gave him a different perspective on it. Six months after re-reading it that second time, Damon Lindelof called and asked him to "come be weird and British" in his new show.

 

 

Watchmen premieres this Sunday, October 20th at 9pm on HBO in the US. The show is also airing around the world, so check your local listings to find the show where you are.

Watchmen: Red Carpet Premiere

 

 

Ok, well, the carpet was actually a lovely shade of Dr. Manhattan blue.

Many of the cast, including Tom, appeared at the Los Angeles premiere at the Cinerama Dome, as well as the after party. The party seemed to have included many of the props and designs that were at NYCC, with the addition of a squid tent. Yes, a squid tent. This show is gonna be wild. Check the galleries for additional images - more will be uploaded as they become available.

The embargo on reviews has been lifted, so watch this space for the expected onslaught of posts from the TV critics. The show airs on HBO on Sundays at 9pm starting October 20th.

 

Photo by Leon Bennett