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A day after sharing a lengthy (and heartfelt) open letter about his approach to adapting Watchmen, Damon Lindelof and HBO have announced the star-studded cast of the drama pilot take on Alan Moore's beloved comic series.
The Leftovers grad Regina King will reunite with Lindelof on the HBO pilot and lead a cast that includes Don Johnson (Miami Vice), Tim Blake Nelson (O Brother, Where Art Thou?), Louis Gossett Jr. (An Officer and a Gentleman), Adelaide Clemens (Rectify) and Andrew Howard (Hatfields & McCoys).
Details - Characters - Wraps
Details about their respective characters are being kept under wraps.
Lindelof's take is set in an alternate history where "superheroes" are treated as outlaws. Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break ground of its own.
Lindelof - Pilot - Script - Produces - Tom
Lindelof penned the pilot script and exec produces alongside Tom Spezialy and Nicole Kassell (Leftovers), the latter of whom will direct the pilot. The drama hails from Lindelof's White Rabbit banner and Warner Bros. Television.
King's credits include Netflix's one-and-done drama Seven Seconds; ABC's American Crime, on which she earned two Emmys; and TNT's Southland. She's repped by ICM Partners, John Carrabino and Del Shaw.
Johnson - Fox - Comedy - Pilot - Daddy
Johnson, whose Fox comedy pilot Daddy Issues remains in contention, counts Nash Bridges, Django Unchained and Book Club among his credits. He most recently guest-starred on Fox's L.A. to Vegas. He's repped by CAA and Edelstein Laird.
Nelson next stars in Netflix's Coen brothers miniseries The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. His credits include Fantastic Four and Leaves of Grass. He's repped by UTA and Bloom Hergott.
Gossett - Credits - Role - Officer - Gentleman
Gossett's credits include his Oscar-winning supporting role in 1982's An Officer and a Gentleman as well as Sundance TV's Hap and Leonard, On Smoother Dirt, The Cuban and 1977's Roots. He's with Zero Gravity Management.
Clemens' credits include The Great Gatsby, HBO mini Parade's End, Rectify and Australia's Love My...
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