New to SoHo in October

Sky’s SoHo channel will premiere Watchmen the same time it screens on HBO in the US.

The latest take on the graphic novel will screen 2pm and 8.30 Mondays from October 21.

The series is set in an alternate reality, where superheroes are treated as outlaws, and claims to embrace “the nostalgia of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ original novel” while attempting “to break a new ground of its own”.

With a cast that includes Jeremy Irons, Regina King, Don Johnson, Jean Smart (Legion) and Tim Blake Nelson (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs), Esquire predicts “it might be the show of the fall“:

Right off the bat, this show looks gorgeous. Director Nicole Kassell has overseen a look and feel to the series that feels grounded to the Alan Moore graphic novel while perhaps taking a cue (or two) from Zack Snyder’s desperately ambitious passion project of a 2009 film adaptation, which for all its faults is easily one of the most visually interesting superhero movies of all time.

According to UPROXX, the creators “have no desire to ‘adapt’ the 12 issues” created 30 years ago:

Those issues are sacred ground and will not be retread nor recreated nor reproduced nor rebooted. They will however be remixed. Because the bass lines in those familiar tracks are just too good and we’d be fools not to sample them.

Also new to SoHo next month will be S3 of Get Shorty (8.30 Thursdays from October 10) and S2 of A Million Little Things (8.30 Tuesdays from October 1).

The latter should never have made the cut for SoHo while the latter will air here three days after its US debut rather than the three months it took S2 to land here.

SoHo also will run a Berlin Station pop-up channel from October 18-20 and revisit as Box Set Saturdays Years and Years, Strange Angel (S2), Warrior and Succession (S2).

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