– by Joseph Jammer Medina

HBO’s Watchmen is shaping up to be one interesting-ass project. Contrary to initial expectations, this isn’t just going to be an adaptation of the graphic novel written way back in the ’80s. Instead, this looks to be a series set a modern alternate timeline — a timeline that follows the events in that original graphic novel. So I guess, you could almost call that a sequel.

We’ve had a lot of details drop regarding the cast as well as some other tidbits, but it’s all been info leaked from those inside the production and shared on sites like ours. The only real official detail we’ve had is a weird motion video with a cop wearing a yellow scarf on the lower half of his face. Now, HBO is continuing that weird trend with two more motion videos.

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Check them out below.

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Masks Save Lives. #WatchmenHBO

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Hiding in plain sight. #WatchmenHBO

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The first one is perhaps a bit more interesting because of the caption “Masks save lives,” which seems to hint at the idea that this police force is some kind of weird take on your typical force. Perhaps they have them wearing these masks instead of being uncovered. It kind of makes you wonder what events transpired between the graphic novel and now that made them want to take this route.

Perhaps it’s the idea that a person with a mask can accomplish a lot more since they’re bound less to the responsibility that comes with your actions being linked to your identity.

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.