Set a generation after the finale of the original graphic novel, it appears to be an interesting extrapolation of the seminal comic book series.
However, I'm naturally wary as Lindelof has form for being great on the set-up and yet not always nailing the landing.
We shall see...
Despite Grant Morrison's erudite dissection of Alan Moore's original Watchmen comic book series in his magnificent Supergods: Our World In The Age Of The Superhero, Watchmen still holds a very important and pivotal role in my growth as a consumer of superhero comic books.
It arrived at just the right time for me, and was a major influence on the development of the original HeroPress play-by-mail superhero roleplaying game that Steve, Pete, Nick, and I created and ran for a global audience back in the day.
Like many, I, initially, took the wrong message from Watchmen, that comics needed to be "grim and gritty", but eventually - after many years and as the comic book market changed - I realised the real takeaway from the Watchmen was simply that comics could be smart and grown-up, yet still feature characters in "silly" costumes.
Below is a spoiler-packed, NSFW, preview of forthcoming events in the show, following the airing of episode one today.
You have been warned! Seriously, don't watch this until you've seen the first episode...