HBO Sets ‘Watchmen’ Cast with a 2019 Premiere Planned
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HBO has finally released new details for the upcoming “Watchmen” series but we still don’t have an exact premiere date quite yet. We do have a confirmation from HBO that the project has been ordered straight to series and we do know the cast for the upcoming series. HBO released the teaser image above, so fans can count on “Watchmen” releasing sometime in 2019 but we will have to wait a little longer before teaser trailers and a premiere date hit the internet.
Starring in the new series will be Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Adelaide Clemens, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing, Lily Rose Smith, and Adelynn Spoon.
The official logline of the series reads, “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.”
The executive producers are Damon Lindelof, Nicole Kassell, Tom Spezialy, Stephen Williams, and Joseph Iberti. Damon Lindelof will also be serving as writer for the show, with Nicole Kassell directing the pilot, and Stephen Williams serving as director. Watchmen is produced for HBO by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television, based on characters from DC.
In 2009, one year after Marvel’s “Iron Man” hit theaters, Warner Bros. Pictures released a “Watchmen” film nationwide. The film, directed by Zack Snyder, was a moderate financial success at the time, bringing in $107M domestically but only $77M in foreign markets. That project featured Carla Gugino, Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Patrick Wilson. You can compare that with 2008’s “Iron Man” film from Marvel, which made over $318M domestically and over $585M worldwide.
Hopefully we will get a few teasers around October, it will be interesting to see if HBO brings any “Watchmen” details to New York Comic-Con.