This morning we talked a little bit about Damon Lindelof‘s plans for his adaptation of the popular “Watchman” series. Now, HBO has revealed several cast members, which include “The Leftovers” alum Regina King (pictured below), as well as Don Johnson (“Miami Vice”, The Vault, The Book Club), Tim Blake Nelson (Monster), Louis Gossett Jr. (Roots), Adelaide Clemens (“Rectify”) and Andrew Howard (“Bad”, “Outpost”).
Written by Lindelof based on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ iconic limited comic series, “Watchmen” is considered a dark satirical and dystopian take on the superhero genre.
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 new ground of its own.
Details of the cast’s roles are unfortunately being kept under wraps, though Deadline shares some ideas. King is believed to be playing Angela Abraham, while Howard is said to be playing Red Scare.
Lindelof also executive produces with Nicole Kassell, who directs the pilot, and Tom Spezialy.