Now's Your Chance: HBO's Watchmen Streaming for Free This Weekend Only

The hit series examines systemic racism and its consequences in America.

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If you’re running out of things to watch in quarantine, HBO has come to the rescue. 

From June 19th to June 21st, you can watch HBO's hit series Watchmen entirely for free on HBO.com and Free On Demand. The network will also air a marathon of all nine episodes on HBO and HBO Latino beginning at 1 .p.m EST on Friday, June 19th—Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating the emancipation anniversary of the last slaves in America. 

Watchmen’s availability this weekend is part of HBO’s campaign to highlight content from and relating to Black voices and creators. 

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The limited series is based on the hit graphic novel of the same name created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. 

The show takes place in an alternate history Tulsa, Oklahoma, and explores the horrific events of the Tulsa race massacre. In 1921, a white mob murdered Black residents and destroyed businesses in the Tulsa neighborhood referred to as 'Black Wall Street.' It is considered one of the worst incidents of racial violence in America.

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Though technically a sequel to Moore's graphic novel, the HBO show acts more as a remix. It stays true to the roots of the original material, but weaves new storylines and characters into the existing Watchmen world to tackle timely issues of race, power, and police corruption. 

If you’re planning on checking out this fantastic series this weekend, take a look at Watchmen’s first trailer below.

Featured still from "Watchmen" via HBO.

Published on 19 Jun 2020