The world may not be ready for a new version of Watchmen but it will definitely need to keep an eye on the casting for it as the upcoming remake may have just landed its biggest star so far.
Jeremy Irons was just announced as joining the cast of the upcoming reboot of the DC Comics series in a lead role. Irons’ character hasn’t been revealed just yet for the HBO adaptation coming our way as HBO won’t confirm character details, but it is currently being tossed around that Irons will play “an aging and imperious lord of a British manor.”
Irons is just one of the actors set to join the series. Also on board to take part in this new series is Leftovers alum Regina King. 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.
Irons is no stranger to the little screen. The veteran actor’s television credits include Showtime’s historical drama The Borgias, starring as patriarch Rodrigo Borgia, aka Pope Alexander VI.
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.