Just a day after Damon Lindelof shared a heartfelt letter about his reasons to tackle Watchmen for the small screen to the fans, he alongside HBO have announced the lead starts for the pilot of the series.
Regina King (The Leftovers), Don Johnson (Miami Vice) and Tim Blake Nelson (O Brother, Where Art Thou?) are set to star in this drama based on Alan Moore’s comic, with Louis Gossett Jr. (An Officer and a Gentleman), Adelaide Clemens (Rectify) and Andrew Howard (Hatfields & McCoys) joining as well.
As according to Lindelof this won’t be a direct adaptation of the comic book story, the names of the characters they’ll be playing remain unknown, with the only information available being that the series will be set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws.
King and Lindelof reunite in this new project, after their work together in Leftovers. Lindelof penned the pilot script and serves as executive producer alongside Tom Spezialy and Nicole Kassell, both also from Leftovers, with Kassell directing the pilot.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter.