After ordering a pilot episode last year, HBO has officially picked up an entire season of Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen. The series is set to debut sometime in 2019.
The cast includes some DC Extended Universe stars like Batman v Superman’s Jeremy Irons and Aquaman’s Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. Watchmen will also star Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Adelaide Clemens, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing, Lily Rose Smith, and Adelynn Spoon.
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Watchmen on HBO will not adapt the comic books of the same name. The network said that, “‘Watchmen’ embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own.”
“Some of the characters will be unknown,” Lindelof explained. “New faces. New masks to cover them. We also intend to revisit the past century of Costumed Adventuring through a surprising yet familiar set of eyes…and it is here we will be taking our greatest risks.”