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Following a lot of buzz around the pilot, HBO has officially ordered Damon Lindelof’s “Watchmen” adaptation to series. The new take on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ 1986-87 graphic novel is slated to premiere in 2019.
HBO also released a detailed cast list, including previously announced cast members like Regina King (“The Leftovers”), Jeremy Irons (“Dead Ringers”), Tim Blake Nelson (“O Brother, Where Art Thou?”), and Don Johnson (“Book Club”), as well as as Jacob Ming-Trent, Dylan Schombing, Lily Rose Smith, and Adelynn Spoon. The rest of the cast includes Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Adelaide Clemens, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, and Sara Vickers.
Lindelof - Leftovers - Executive - Producer - Tom
Lindelof reunites with his “Leftovers” executive producer Tom Spezialy on the series, as well as a former “Leftovers” director Nicole Kassell, who directed the pilot and is also attached to “Watchmen” as an executive producer. Stephen Williams (“Lost”) will also direct and produce, and Joseph Iberti (“Boardwalk Empire”) rounds out the team of EPs. “Watchmen” is produced for HBO by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television, based on characters from DC.
Here’s the official logline from HBO:
Set - Alternate - History - Superheroes - Outlaws
Set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws, “Watchmen” embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking...
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