'Watchmen' Sneak Peek: Meet Some Fresh and Familiar Faces (PHOTOS)

Meaghan Darwish

HBO's highly anticipated new drama Watchmen is nearly here, and as the clock keeps ticking by, the network has unveiled the first images from the series featuring its star-studded cast of characters.

Regina King leads the ensemble, which also includes Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Don Johnson, Jeremy Irons, Jean Smart, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr. and Hong Chau, among others. Set 30 years after the action of the graphic novel upon which creator Damon Lindelof was inspired, the world of Watchmen looks slightly different than it did before.

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The biggest change? Law enforcement in Tulsa, Oklahoma are wearing masks to protect their identities, which in the process calls into question the definition of vigilante. In the gallery above, meet the curious characters, some of which are recognizable to fans of the source material. But not everything is as black and white as Rorschach's mask.

Click through the images for your early dive into the new HBO show and don't miss Watchmen when it premieres October 20.

Watchmen, Series Premiere, Sunday, October 20, 9/8c, HBO