The network spoke about this decision in a press release that came out Wednesday, saying:
"This is part of our initiative to highlight black experiences, voices, and storytellers to honor Juneteenth, the commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. HBO is proud to offer all nine episodes for free of this timely, poignant series that explores the legacy of systemic racism in America."
A show like Watchmen is extremely relevant at a time where change is needed so desperately in America. Due to the ongoing nationwide protests surrounding the death of George Floyd, HBO believes it is crucial for viewers to watch a show as important as this one. Watchmen showrunner Damon Lindelof took to Instagram to encourage his followers to stream Watchmen this weekend.
Damon Lindelof's Instagram Post
In his caption he wrote:
"Full marathon this Friday, free to stream all weekend long. Gratitude to HBO for making this happen and to the brilliant black storytellers who made these nine episodes vibrate with power and authenticity. #RememberTulsa21
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