One day after sharing a lengthy (and heartfelt) open letter about his approach to adapting Watchmen, Damon Lindelof and HBO have announced the star-studded cast of the drama pilot take on Alan Moore’s beloved comic series.
The Leftovers alum Regina King will reunite with Lindelof on the HBO pilot and lead a cast that also includes Don Johnson (Miami Vice), Tim Blake Nelson (O Brother, Where Art Thou?), Louis Gossett Jr. (An Officer and a Gentleman), Adelaide Clemens (Rectify) and Andrew Howard (Hatfields and McCoys).
Details about their respective characters are being kept under wraps.
Lindelof’s take is set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws. Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original ground-breaking graphic novel but will attempt to break new ground of its own.
Lindelof penned the script for the pilot and executive produces alongside Tom Spezialy and Nicole Kassell (The Leftovers), the latter of whom will direct the pilot. The drama hails from Lindelof’s White Rabbit banner and Warner Bros. Television.