Jeremy Irons Joins HBO's WATCHMEN Series in a Lead Role
Jeremy Irons (Batman v Superman, Justice League) has been cast in a lead role in Damon Lindelof’s upcoming HBO series Watchmen. Jeremy Irons is such a great actor and it's awesome to see him join this high profile series in a lead role. We don't have any information on who he will be playing, but that information will eventually come. I kinda hope that he plays a villain.
Irons joins previously announced cast members Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Adelaide Clemens, and Andrew Howard. If you want, you can read a previously leaked character list here.
The series is set in the same universe as Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' Watchman graphic novel, but it will be a completely different story with different characters. This new series will expand on that universe but Lindelof made it very clear that he would not be messing with the original story, which is a great way to proceed without pissing off fans. I personally like that we are going to get a whole new story that is set in this universe.
When talking about the new characters that will fill the story, which will be set in the present day, Lindelof said:
"Some of the characters will be unknown. 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."
Lindelof will write and executive produce the series and Nicole Kassell will direct and executive produce.