Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Jeremy Irons Joins HBO's WATCHMEN Series

Jeremy Irons Picture
Veteran actor Jeremy Irons has joined the cast of HBO's upcoming "Watchmen" pilot for a new series based on Alan Moore's graphic novel series of the same name. Details about Irons' role are being kept under wraps, but it's definitely a lead role. The show is being developed by Damon Lindelof ("Lost", "The Leftovers"), who has explained on Instagram that it will not be a simple adaptation, but a "remix":
"We have no desire to ‘adapt’ the twelve issues Mr. Moore and Mr. [Dave] Gibbons created thirty years ago. Those issues are sacred ground and they will not be retread nor recreated nor reproduced nor rebooted. They will, however, be remixed."
The series is set in an alternate history where superheroes are treated as outlaws, and it embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own. Lindelof wrote the script and will also executive produce alongside pilot director Nicole Kassell and Tom Spezialy.

The cast also includes Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Adelaide Clemens and Andrew Howard.


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