Friday, July 1, 2022

Now You Have No Excuse: HBO Offering All 9 Episodes Of ‘Watchmen’ For Free

Regina King
Regina King in a scene from HBOs “Watchmen”

*All nine episodes of HBO’s fictional series “Watchmen,” with its emphasis on masks and roots in the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot months before the existence of COVID-19 and Donald Trump’s planned rally return made them current news, will be offered free of charge for non-subscribers beginning Friday, June 19 (aka Juneteenth) and ending Sunday, June 21. It’ll be available exclusively on and Free On Demand, as an extension of the network’s content highlighting Black experiences, voices and storytellers.

Set in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws, Peabody Award winner “Watchmen” opens with a harrowing depiction of the Tulsa Race Riot, which becomes an integral part of the story as it moves to present day. Regina King gives a soaring lead performance in the series, which HBO says “embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name, while attempting to break new ground of its own.”

Below, watch the show’s opening scene that recreates the 1921 Tulsa riot, followed by more background videos to get you up to speed. Also below is HBO’s schedule of free episodes.

Episode Air Times: June 19-21, 2020:

WATCHMEN 101 – 1:00PM
WATCHMEN 102 – 2:03PM
WATCHMEN 103 – 2:58PM
WATCHMEN 104 – 3:51PM
WATCHMEN 105 – 4:43PM
WATCHMEN 106 – 5:43PM
WATCHMEN 107 – 6:44PM
WATCHMEN 108 – 7:42PM
WATCHMEN 109 – 8:45PM




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