8 Things to Know About 'Watchmen' Before the Series Premiere (PHOTOS)

Meaghan Darwish

Curious about HBO's Watchmen but haven't read the graphic novel which serves as direct history for the present-day series? Have no fear because we're breaking down a few details that may be foggy to those less acquainted with the acclaimed reading material.

In the gallery above, click through the images to see what characters may have connections to the original story and what historical moments could play into the show's plots. This may only scratch the surface, but rest assured, learning more about these characters and details could serve helpful when it comes to understanding Damon Lindelof's remix.

Don't miss Watchmen when it debuts October 20 on HBO.

Regina King & EP Nicole Kassell on 'Watchmen's Connection to the Graphic Novel (VIDEO)

Regina King & EP Nicole Kassell on 'Watchmen's Connection to the Graphic Novel (VIDEO)

The actress and exec producer talk new characters, the state of the world, stunts, and more in the HBO series adaptation.

Watchmen, Series Premiere, Sunday, October 20, HBO