HBO’s Watchmen Casts Regina King And More In Key Role For New Adaptation

Credit: Shutterstock

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.

View this post on Instagram

Day 140.

A post shared by Damon (@damonlindelof) on

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.

Follow Me

Erika Negrón Rivera

Erika Negrón Rivera is the Editor In Chief of 4 Your Excitement. In addition to 4YE, she worked at PopWrapped as a Senior Editor. Erika has been nurturing her passion for the written word for years, having works published while still in high school, fueling her love for writing. She currently has a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology from the University of North Carolina Greensboro and works in the school systems as Before and Afterschool Assistant, with her expertise being in the arts and crafts area. You can find her on twitter with her daily musings on everything Pop Culture. Some of her favorite topics to cover include Tom Hiddleston and Orphan Black.
Erika Negrón Rivera
Follow Me