Watchmen's cast features Jeremy Irons, Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson Louis Gossett Jr., Adelaide Clemens, Andrew Howard, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing, Lily Rose Smith and Adelynn Spoon.
Like the influential 1986-1987 comic, Watchmen is set in an alternate history in which "superheroes" are treated as outlaws.
It's finally official: Watchmen will be HBO's first-ever superhero series.
The show has been in development for some time from writer/producer Damon Lindelof.
Watchmen arrives next year amid other much-anticipated programming for HBO, including the return of True Detective and, most importantly, the arrival of the long-awaited final season of Game of Thrones. However, from what we can tell, this story takes place closer to the modern-day, decades after Ozymandias' evil plan at the end of the graphic novel resulted in the death of millions of innocents.
The show was in the pilot stage until now, but HBO released a short teaser video on the network's Twitter on Friday to celebrate the series order.
Watchmen could lend itself quite well to a serialized format on the small screen. It still hasn't been revealed who he's playing in the series. He penned a lengthy letter in May detailing his plans, in vague terms at least, and declaring his love for Alan Moore's work.
You know that Watchmen is coming to television. I have an enormous amount of respect for [Watchmen co-creator] Alan Moore.
Since the 2009 film adaptation was released, DC Comics released an extensive "Before Watchmen" comic line, telling stories from the pasts of the central characters. We'll see if taking the opposite approach pays off. This news comes to us courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter.