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Posted Saturday 1/12/19 at 7:05AM EST
Watchmen casts Hong Chau
The Homecoming and Big Little Lies actress is expected to play the role of Lady. T, a Vietnamese character. Chau was born in Thailand to Vietnamese parents.
Posted Monday 1/07/19 at 6:19AM EST
HBO offers a first look at Damon Lindelof's Watchmen and Big Little Lies Season 2
The brief teaser showed Watchmen's Jeremy Irons, who may or may not be playing an older version of Ozymandias/Adrian Veidt.
Posted Thursday 11/08/18 at 1:48PM EST
HBO's Watchmen: Jeremy Irons' character revealed, Jean Smart joins the cast
The Oscar-winning Irons, who joined the Watchmen cast in June, will play an older version of Adrian Veidt, AKA Ozymandias, a key character from the original Watchmen comic series, according to Slashfilm. He'll be joined by Smart, who is playing a mysterious FBI agent.
Posted Monday 11/05/18 at 9:44PM EST
James Wolk boards Watchmen
The Mad Men and Goliath alum, who currently stars on CBS All Access' Tell Me a Story, has been tapped for a major recurring role on Damon Lindelof's HBO drama. He's expected to play a junior senator from Oklahoma.
Posted Wednesday 10/24/18 at 9:03PM EDT
HBO will now have an intimacy coordinator working on all its movies and TV series
Source: Rolling Stone
Alicia Rodis became HBO's first-ever intimacy coordinator when she was hired to work on The Deuce's second season in wake of the #MeToo movement. "Following suit, HBO has now adopted a policy whereby all of its shows and movies with intimate scenes will be staffed with an intimacy coordinator — either Rodis or someone like her," reports Breena Kerr. "Along with her work on The Deuce, Rodis is already overseeing the sets of Crashing, the upcoming Damon Lindelof-helmed Watchmen series and Deadwood (the movie); she is training other intimacy coordinators to work on Jett, about a female ex-con, and Euphoria, a coming-of-age series about high school kids." The intimacy coordinator position on The Deuce wasn't initiated by creator David Simon, but by actress Emily Meade. "The previous winter, amid the roiling outcry about sexual assault and rape culture — especially in Hollywood — Meade had gone to HBO executives and demanded change," says Kerr. "She needed some kind of advocate on the set, someone to help her when she had a sex scene to film." That's how HBO found Rodis through her Intimacy Directors International nonprofit, which helps to set up standards and practices for on-set sex scenes.
Posted Monday 10/15/18 at 4:02PM EDT
Watchmen unveils an enigmatic first look
Source: Entertainment Weekly
The Damon Lindelof-led HBO series offered a glimpse of a mysterious character in police uniform and yellow face-mask with the question: “Who watches the watchmen?”
Posted Thursday 9/20/18 at 4:08PM EDT
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross to compose music for HBO's Watchmen
The Oscar-winning Nine Inch Nails duo have been enlisted to write original music for the DC Comics graphic novel-based series. Reznor and Ross shared an Oscar for their score on the 2010 movie The Social Network.
Posted Friday 8/17/18 at 1:55PM EDT
HBO orders Damon Lindelof's Watchmen pilot to series, with plans for a 2019 premiere
HBO says the star-studded series “embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own.” Watchmen has been in the works at HBO for years. Watchmen's cast includes Regina King, Jeremy Irons and Don Johnson
Posted Friday 6/29/18 at 1:21PM EDT
HBO's Watchmen pilot adds Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Sara Vickers
Abdul-Mateen is following Netflix's The Get Down and his Aquaman villain role as the latest actor cast on HBO's Damon Lindelof pilot. He'll be joined by Vickers, who previously starred on the British detective drama Endeavor. Both of their characters are being kept under wraps.
Posted Thursday 6/28/18 at 6:48PM EDT
Sleepy Hollow's Tom Mison boards HBO's Watchmen
The former Ichabod Crane actor will have a starring but yet-to-be-revealed role on the Damon Lindelof pilot.
Posted Tuesday 6/26/18 at 4:47PM EDT
Jeremy Irons boards HBO's Watchmen pilot
The Oscar winner has joined the HBO Damon Lindelof pilot in a starring role, but details of his character are being kept under wraps. This will mark Irons' second regular TV series, after The Borgias.
Posted Wednesday 5/23/18 at 2:17PM EDT
HBO's Watchmen pilot casts Regina King, Don Johnson and Louis Gossett Jr.
Tim Blake Nelson, Adelaide Clemens and Andrew Howard have also been cast on the Damon Lindelof adaptation of the iconic 1980s comic book series. King's casting reunites her with HBO and Lindelof after starring on The Leftovers.
Posted Tuesday 5/22/18 at 5:47PM EDT
Damon Lindelof: HBO's Watchmen will be an original story, not an adaptation
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Lindelof posted a five-page letter on Instagram explaining why he's not adapting the landmark 1980s comic book series. "We have no desire to 'adapt’ the twelve issues (Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons) created thirty years ago,” Lindelof writes. “Those issues are sacred ground and they will not be retread nor recreated nor reproduced nor rebooted …they will, however, be remixed. Because the bass lines in those familiar tracks are just too good and we’d be fools not to sample them … This new story must be original. It has to vibrate with the seismic unpredictability of its own tectonic plates. It must ask new questions and explore the world through a fresh lens. Most importantly, it must be contemporary… The tone will be fresh and nasty and electric and absurd… 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 where we’ll be taking our greatest risk.”
Posted Tuesday 1/30/18 at 8:39PM EST
HBO’s Watchmen taps The Leftovers favorite Nicole Kassell to direct the pilot
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Kassell, a Prestige TV favorite, will reunite with Damon Lindelof on the TV adaptation of the beloved graphic novel.
Posted Tuesday 9/19/17 at 11:03PM EDT
Damon Lindelof teases HBO Watchmen series
It appears that the long-awaited Watchmen series is a go at HBO.