Recently, Lindelof revealed some even wackier details about the show. For one, it's set in an alternate 2019 that continues from the timeline of the comic. In this reality, the president is ... Robert Redford? Yup, apparently he defeated Gerald Ford in 1992, and has been president ever since (remember, in this timeline, presidential term limits were abolished). If that sounds awesome, it shouldn't, because according to Lindelof, the show will explore "What would happen if a well-intentioned liberal white man was a president for too long." Even more surreally, this dystopian version of Robert Redford will be played by ... our Robert Redford, giving his attorneys a break.
The 2019 of Watchmen features no internet or social media, which were torpedoed by the Redford administration. And instead of the Cold War, the central conflict will center around white supremacy and police brutality. Since there's nothing funny about that, let us once again point out that this show will probably feature a dude with a big glowing blue dong.