‘The Leftovers alum Regina King is re-teaming with series’ creator Damon Lindelof for Watchmen, his high-profile follow-up drama pilot at HBO. King has been cast in the pilot along with Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Adelaide Clemens and Andrew Howard.
Written by Lindelof based on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ iconic limited comic series, Watchmen is considered a dark satirical and dystopian take on the superhero genre. Set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws, Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own.
King is believed to be playing Angela Abar, while Gossett Jr. likely is Old Man. Howard is said to be playing Red Scare, Clemens could be Pirate Jenny.
Lindelof also executive produces with Nicole Kassell, who directs the pilot, and Tom Spezialy. Watchmen is produced for HBO by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television.
King is repped by ICM Partners and Carrabino Management. Johnson is repped by CAA and Edelstein Laird and Sobel. Nelson is repped by UTA, Gateway Management and attorneys Marc Glick and Steven Breimer. Gossett Jr. is repped by Zero Gravity Management and attorney Leroy Bobbitt at Bobbitt & Roberts. Clemens is repped by UTA, Mosaic, and The Artist’s Partnership in UK. Howard is repped by LINK Entertainment and ICM Partners.’