Early Tuesday, writer Damon Lindelof announced that his upcoming Watchmen series on HBO would not be a reboot or reimagining, but a continuation of the original story set in present time. Therefore, while the events of this series will take place in the present, the actions that occurred in the graphic novel are relevant.
Now, Lindelof has announced the six actors who will be starring in the HBO series. Set to air sometime before the end of the year, the series will star Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Adelaide Clemens, and Andrew Howard. King has been described as the lead of the series, but no details have been revealed regarding the characters the actors will be playing.
King has quite the acting résumé in both film and television. On the silver screen, she has costarred in films like Boyz n The Hood, Friday, Jerry Maguire, Enemy Of The State, and Ray, while appearing on the small screen in shows like 24, SouthLAnd, The Leftovers and American Crime. Her roles in the latter three especially were standout performances, with her roles as Aliyah Shaheed and Terri LaCroix in American Crime earning her back-to-back Primetime Emmys for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.
Leading a veteran cast with Johnson (Miami Vice, Nash Bridges, Django Unchained), Nelson (O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Minority Report, Lincoln), Clemons (The Great Gatsby), Howard (Band Of Brothers, Bates Motel) and the legendary Gossett, Jr. (Roots, An Officer and A Gentleman), the series will no doubt feature a high caliber of performances. As for what type of story Lindelof has planned for the series, fans will have to wait a bit longer for any information to come out.
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