What’s the story? Based on the Alan Moore graphic novel, Watchmen is set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws. And while Lindelof (The Leftovers) plans to embrace the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel, the series will also attempt to break new ground of its own. He announced his intentions earlier this spring on Instagram.
Who will I recognize? Hong Chau (HBO’s Big Little Lies and Treme) is the latest actor to join the cast. You can also expect to see Oscar-winner Jeremy Irons (Reversal of Fortune); Regina King (The Leftovers); Golden Globe-winner Don Johnson (Miami Vice); Emmy-winner Jean Smart (Fraiser and Samantha Who?) as an FBI agent investigating a murder; Tom Mison (Sleepy Hollow); Frances Fisher (Titanic); Jacob Ming-Trent (Superfly); Tim Blake Nelson (Lincoln, HBO’s Warm Springs); Oscar-winner Louis Gossett Jr. (An Officer and a Gentleman); Andrew Howard (The Brave, Boardwalk Empire); Yahya Abdul-Matteen II (First Match), Sara Vickers (Endeavor); James Wolk (Tell Me a Story) and Dustin Ingram (True Blood).
Jeremy Irons, Regina King and Don Johnson will all be joining the series.
Who are the new faces to watch out for? Also joining the cast are young actors Dylan Schombing (Sharp Objects, Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce), Lily Rose Smith (The Vampire Diaries), and Adelynn Spoon.
Who about the music? Nine Inch Nails musicians Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (who first worked together as film composers on The Social Network) will be creating the original music for the series.
What’s going on behind the camera? Lindelof, who will be a writer on the show, will also serve as an executive producer, alongside Nicole Kassell and Tom Spezialy. Kassell (Westworld, The Leftovers) is slated to direct the pilot episode. Additional executive producers are director Stephen Williams and Joseph Iberti. The seriesis produced for HBO by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television, based on characters from DC.