How to watch Watchmen on HBO in 2019

How to Stream the Watchmen

Watchmen comes to the small screen in 2019. Here’s what to expect and how to watch the show.

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What will the Watchmen show be about? The new Watchmen series

Watchmen will be an extension of the original story rather than an adaptation; set later than the graphic novel (and film), it features some of the same characters including Ozymandias/Adrian Veidt.

It’s expected that the show will be set in the present day, on a timeline that follows on from Veidt’s staged attack on New York, designed to force the USSR and USA into peace.

However, we don’t know that much, because the showrunners are deliberately keeping the plot under wraps beyond a few teases.

Who’s behind the mask? The cast of Watchmen

The Watchmen Original cast

Much of the cast hasn’t been firmed up yet. But we have a few names. Jeremy Irons steps into Matthew Goode’s shoes as Ozymandias/Adrian Veidt, lending an already ambiguous (some would say creepy) character his particular ‘strange and otherworldly’ performance style.

Tim Blake-Nelson will play new character Looking Glass. And Regina King, voice of Riley and Louey on Boondocks and veteran of Southland and The Leftovers, will be taking the lead role — though we don’t know yet what that role will be.

Other additions to the cast include Miami Vice’s Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson (O Brother, Where Art Thou), Oscar-winner Louis Gossett Jr (anyone who’s seen Iron Eagle 2 knows he earned that statuette), and The Great Gatsby’s Adelaide Clemens, as well as Limitless’ Andrew Howard.

It also seems like Rorschach might be back, though we don’t know for sure.

We have some idea which faces will be on screen — but we’ll have to wait until the first episode to see which masks they’ll be wearing…

Where can you watch Watchmen?

Stream the Watchmen

Watchmen will be streaming on HBO, and on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV. While we don’t know release schedules yet, it’s safe to say that — like most HBO shows — it’s going to be going to be geoblocked.

Fortunately, you should be able to stream it anyway, wherever you are, using a VPN.

VPNs effectively disguise your location by changing your IP address, which is what streaming services (and other websites) use to identify you and figure out where you’re located.

In theory, you should be able to just fire up your VPN, connect to a US server and watch whatever you like. But unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way anymore.

Many streaming services are getting better at telling if you’re using a VPN. And while it’s tempting to grab a free VPN, they’re the least likely to unlock the content you want. They’re also really insecure, sometimes harvesting your data and selling it!

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