HBO's Guard may be months away (the release date has not been officially announced, but the graphic novel underlying the story is picking up in October). Nevertheless, many of his characters are already emerging from the shadows.
In contrast to the superhuman acts suggested by director Zack Snyder in his film adaptation, most of these characters are likely to exist without superpowers. (The only real Superman-like hero in the universe we know is Doctor Manhattan, the giant, blue, omniscient and matter-bending demigod not featured in the trailer.)
HBO's adaptation will also be a series of The consequences are years after the events of the novel (and film), which takes place in 1
Here are the main returning and arriving characters of this Watchmen universe.  Rorschach (kind of)