(DC Comics/Lee Bermejo)
It hasn't been that long since Damon Lindelof revealed his radically different approach to HBO's Watchmen and now we have the cast for its pilot episode. Lindelof and HBO have announced who will be starring in this fairly interesting adaptation of the beloved graphic novel, though they didn't say who these actors would be playing as.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Adelaide Clemens and Andrew Howard have all been cast for the epic superhero television series. The fact that their characters are being kept secret, for now, is an interesting move and we can't wait to see who they will eventually play as.
Like the original comic, Watchmen will be set in a world where superheroes are illegal and will be treated like criminals by the law. Lindelof has promised that this would be one of the few things that the series has in common with Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' masterpiece, as the series looks to have a more contemporary setting with an even more diverse cast of characters.
The fact that this won't be a direct adaptation should keep the concept a bit fresh with fans and newbies alike. At the least, it could end up being a suspenseful superhero series that has a ton of surprises. Some could argue that it could have been called something else instead of Watchmen but that's another topic for a different day.
No release date for Watchmen has been released.