Damon Lindelof’s new Watchmen series for HBO just got another talented name onboard for the pilot. Variety has just confirmed that Yahya Abdul-Mateen II will appear in the pilot in an unknown role. The pilot already features Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, and Jeremy Irons in undisclosed roles. Abdul-Mateen’s role in the show will more than likely be revealed when Lindelof and HBO decide so because production on this project has featured no loose lips.
In case one did not know yet, Abdul-Mateen will be portraying the iconic DC villain Black Manta later this year in DC/Warner Bros’ Aquaman. His career has definitely taken a sprout ever since he enamored audiences as a smooth gangster in Netflix’s The Get Down. He now has hit films like The Greatest Showman and Baywatch under his belt. If one needs more content to see this dude shine in they could also check out the Netflix original First Match.
So much mystery surrounds this new Watchmen series. What has been confirmed by Lindelof is that this will not be a retelling of the iconic graphic novel, but a continuation set in the modern day. There will be new characters and heroes dawning costumes and older characters who link back to the original story. If one has not read Alan Moore’s original superhero mystery drama, then now would be around the right time to do so. Its themes, characters, and social relevancy have made the novel stand the test of time. How excited are you for this show and for Abdul-Mateen’s involvement? Do you think he is going to play a villainous or heroic character considering his casting in Aquaman and his other past roles? Let us know on social media and stay tuned for more updates on HBO’s Watchmen.