As announced by the official Watchmen Twitter account, the series will premiere on HBO on October 20th:
Written by Lindelof and directed by Nicole Kassell, the pilot is set in an alternative 2019 America ruled by long-serving president Robert Redford, and where the best intentions have restrictions placed on technology, the police are now masked like the outlawed superheroes, and white supremacy has adopted the legacy of the infamous Rorschach.
The series also stars Don Johnson as the police chief of Tulsa, Jeremy Irons as an older, more dispirited Ozymandias, and Jean Smart as a former Silk Spectre. Doctor Manhattan will also appear, but it is currently unclear as to what extent.
In addition to this Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Hong Chau, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers, James Wolk, and Dylan Schombing are also part of the cast, though their roles are currently unknown.
Watchmen premieres on October 20th.