HBO has announced that its hit TV series Watchmen will be free to stream via its official US website this weekend. The show, based on the comic book franchise of the same name, will be available for anyone to watch starting today on 19 June until 21 June 2020.
According to a press release by HBO, the network is releasing the show’s complete first season for free as “an extension of the network’s content offering highlighting Black experiences, voices and storytellers”. Also worth noting that the move also coincides with Juneteenth (19 June), a day celebrating the end of slavery in the US back in 1865.
#Watchmen begins in Tulsa, 1921 and explores the legacy of systemic racism in America. We’re proud to announce @HBO will make all nine episodes available for free this weekend on https://t.co/dvMR4HmhIR and On Demand, and will air a marathon of the series tomorrow at 1PM ET. pic.twitter.com/UBDLR3OYIV
— Watchmen (@watchmen) June 18, 2020
The Watchmen TV show stars Regina King, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jeremy Irons, and many other talented stars as familiar and new characters from the franchise. Besides focusing on the darker side of the superhero genre, the show also touches on racial issues in America throughout various eras.
As mentioned earlier, HBO will make the show’s first season available to watch on its US website for anyone, including non-subscribers from across the globe. Do keep note that the site will require you to provide your email address and date of birth prior to watching. This is a great opportunity for viewers to check out the show if they missed out on it, or are not subscribed to the network.