For those who are fans of the DC Comics series Watchmen, this following bit of news might please you. It looks like the Watchmen are set to rise again and on the smaller screen this time.
It was announced last September that Watchmen was making a comeback 10 years after its big screen feature arrived in theaters. Taking on the project is Lost alum auteur Damon Lindelof.
On board to take part in this new series is Leftovers alum Regina King. King is one of six actors announced this week to join the project. Don Johnson (Miami Vice), Louis Gossett Jr. (Roots), Tim Blake Nelson (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Adelaide Clemens (Rectify) and Andrew Howard (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) were also announced as joining the cast.
Lindelof had taken to Instagram prior to the casting news hitting the web to post a lengthy note to explain the direction of the show, which is more of a remix of the series versus it being an adaptation.
As far as who these actors will be portraying, not much is known at this time as they are keeping the details under wraps for now.
For those needing a refresher, Watchmen is set in an alternate reality that closely mirrors the contemporary world of the 1980s. The primary difference is the presence of superheroes.
The series did make to the big screen in 2009, in a film directed by Zach Snyder. The film got mostly negative reviews though so here’s hoping that the tv show will the comic series justice.
Watchmen doesn’t have set release date at this time.