Today, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed the upcoming cast for Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen series set to debut on HBO. The upcoming series will feature brand new heroes of outlaws as they are set in modern times. The cast includes Regina King (The Leftovers) 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). However, the characters they are playing is being kept under wraps.
Earlier this week showrunner Damon Lindelof revealed that while the upcoming series isn’t a sequel it does take place after the events of 1980’s Watchmen:
“Those original 12 issues [of Watchmen] are our Old Testament. When the New Testament came along, it did not erase what came before it. Creation. The Garden of Eden. Abraham and Isaac. The Flood. It all happened. And so it will be with Watchmen. The Comedian died. Dan and Laurie fell in love. Ozymandias saved the world and Dr. Manhattan left it just after blowing Rorschach to pieces in the bitter cold of Antarctica. To be clear. Watchmen is canon. … We are not making a ‘sequel’ either. This story will be set in the world its creators painstakingly built. … But in the tradition of the work that inspired it, this new story must be original. … Some of the characters will be unknown. New faces. New masks to cover them.”
Omega Underground has learned that production on its pilot will begin May 30th in Atlanta. The series will be using the working title Brooklyn throughout its filming.
Watchmen will debut on HBO