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Production is already underway on Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen pilot for HBO, but the series has added another crucial actor: Jeremy Irons. Deadline reports that the esteemed performer will be filling a lead role in the potential series, and while character details are being kept under wraps, he’s said to be playing the aging imperial lord of a British manor.
The HBO adaptation of Alan Moore’s iconic graphic novel is likely to look quite different to fans of the source material, as Lindelof took to Instagram before filming began to caution fans not to expect a direct adaptation. Instead, Lindelof describes his take as more of a “remix” of the material, with new characters and settings. Regina King, with whom Lindelof worked on his previous HBO series The Leftovers, leads an impressive ensemble that also includes Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Adelaide Clemens, and Andrew Howard.
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Nicole Kassell (The Leftovers) is directing the pilot, which was written by Lindelof. HBO is still on the hunt for another tentpole series to fill the void that will be left after Game of Thrones...
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