The highly anticipated Watchmen series has finally arrived on our screens. The first season is a sequel to the DC comics by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons and focuses on the heightening racial tensions in Tulsa, Oklahoma, 34 years after the events of the original narrative.
Watchmen Season 1 TV Preview
When Alan Moore (V For Vendetta, Swamp Thing) first created Watchmen, he could never have imagined that the comics would first be created into a successful film and now a TV series. Although not directly based on the original story, this 10 episode season has plenty of references to previous characters that should appease seasoned fans.
The story centres on rising racial tension in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with a white supremacist group hell-bent on killing police, so much so that officers choose to wear masks to cover their identities. Detective Angela Abar (Regina King) is sent to investigate the motives of the fascist organisation and discover who is responsible for the murder of one of her colleagues.
Starring Regina King (Ray), Jeremy Irons (Justice League), Don Johnson (Miami Vice), and Tim Blake Nelson (The Incredible Hulk), the much anticipated Watchmen Season 1 has arrived in Australia, and using this TV guide you won’t have to miss a key moment.
Where to Watch or Stream Watchmen
HBO’s new series, Watchmen, started airing exclusively on FOX SHOWCASE in late 2019. Here in Australia, there are several options for accessing FOX SHOWCASE including Foxtel, Foxtel Now or Foxtel from Telstra. To watch on Foxtel with a set-top box using a Standard or HD TV, the best option is the Foxtel Plus pack, which offers over 50 channels of entertainment, drama, lifestyle, docos, reality and more. Additionally, every Foxtel channel pack includes the option to stream the content free using the Foxtel Go app.
You also have the option to stream Watchmen season 1 online using Foxtel Now. For good measure Foxtel Now currently offers a 10 day FREE trial so that you can check out all of its content before choosing your preferred pack (Pop, Lifestyle, Sport, Drama, Movies, Docos, Kids), and should you decide to subscribe you can cancel anytime if you’re no longer using it. Watchmen is available as part of the Foxtel Now Pop pack, which gives you instant access to hundreds of TV shows Live and on demand. Foxtel Now can be accessed using your favourite browser, or via the Foxtel Now app and a variety of internet connected devices (see table below). To watch on Foxtel Now with a Standard or HD TV, you can access the platform with a Foxtel Now Box.
Alternatively, you can access FOX SHOWCASE with Foxtel from Telstra. Foxtel from Telstra (including Foxtel Now from Telstra) offers the exact same programming as Foxtel, but is often available at reduced pricing or with no lock-in contract. With every Foxtel from Telstra package you can likewise stream Watchmen S1 for free using the Foxtel Go app, and one of the devices in the table below. Plus, you can also watch more binge worthy shows from other drama channels, including BBC First, Binge, Universal Channel, and more. For a list of episodes and their air dates, see the TV schedule below.
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Watchmen Season 1 Episode Listing
Each episode of Season 1 aired with FOX Showcase express from the US. Season 1 has nine episodes in total. There is no Watchmen season 1 free to air coverage in Australia, it is exclusively available on FOX Showcase (Foxtel/Foxtel Now). Here’s the episode listing for season 1, which is available on-demand via Foxtel (FOX Showcase).
|S1 Episode 1||61 minutes||Foxtel / Foxtel Now|
|S1 Episode 2||55 minutes||Foxtel / Foxtel Now|
|S1 Episode 3||53 minutes||Foxtel / Foxtel Now|
|S1 Episode 4||52 minutes||Foxtel / Foxtel Now|
|S1 Episode 5||59 minutes||Foxtel / Foxtel Now|
|S1 Episode 6||61 minutes||Foxtel / Foxtel Now|
|S1 Episode 7||58 minutes||Foxtel / Foxtel Now|
|S1 Episode 8||63 minutes||Foxtel / Foxtel Now|
|S1 Episode 9||67 minutes||Foxtel / Foxtel Now|
Mobile Device List (Foxtel and Foxtel Now)
The following are the list of compatible mobile and internet connected devices for which you can stream Watchmen whether at home or on the go, with new apps and devices being added as they become available.
|PC/Mac||Yes||Web browser only (Chrome for PC; Chrome & Safari for Mac)|
|iOS Mobile Devices||Yes||Via native app (iOS 9.3.5 or above)|
|Android Mobile Devices||Yes||Via native app (Android 5 and above)|
|Google Chromecast||Yes||Via casting (only on Multiroom service)|
|Apple TV||Yes||Via AirPlay (only on Multiroom service)|
|Smart TVs||Yes||Via casting only (only on Multiroom service)|
Must See TV for Watchmen fans
Watchmen consists of nine episodes and helped HBO fill the large void left by Game Of Thrones. Once you’ve got through the entire series, you may want something else to watch, so we have made a few suggestions below.
Pennyworth (Foxtel and Foxtel Now)
Have you ever wondered what Alfred, Batman’s trusty servant, got up to before Bruce Wayne came along? These 10 episodes set in a dystopian version of 60s London explore just that, shining a light on Mr. Alfred Pennyworth, a young man with links to the British Special Air Service. He works the doors of London nightclubs, and for such a well-spoken, handsome gentleman, he isn’t shy of the odd bit of violence. Pennyworth even crosses paths regularly with Thomas Wayne, Batman’s father. Catch Pennyworth season 1 now streaming Foxtel and Foxtel Now
Britannia Season 2 (Foxtel and Foxtel Now)
We head back to 42 AD, two years on from the moment General Aulus invaded Britannia. Now his aim is to crush the Celtic tribes throughout the land with the help of Queen Amena. But does Aulus have an altogether different agenda, as his suspicious behaviour suggests? There is more than a little hope, however, in the shape of a young girl named Cait, who has been well trained by Divis, a druid cast aside by his own people. Catch Britannia seasons 1 and 2 now streaming on demand only on Foxtel’s FOX SHOWCASE.
Game Of Thrones (Foxtel and Foxtel Now)
If you haven’t already seen HBO’s Game Of Thrones then you have an eight-season binge-watching feast waiting to sink your teeth into. Set in the fictional medieval world of the Seven Kingdoms, this epic tail of civil war follows the struggle for the Iron Throne, with twists, battles and skulduggery evolving in every episode. Even the most sceptical viewers have been won over by a series that includes mythical creatures, dazzling costumes and Emmy nominated performances. Catch Game Of Thrones seasons 1 – 8 now, streaming on demand only on Foxtel and Foxtel Now.