The highly anticipated ‘Watchmen’ TV series making its way to HBO in the near-future continues to be surrounding by buzz and speculation. The latest piece of news to come out about Damon Lindelof’s latest TV experiment is the addition of an A-list powerhouse of a actor.
As first reported by Deadline, Jeremy Irons has signed on to play the lead role in the upcoming HBO pilot based on the legendary comic series from 1986.
Irons, a former Golden Globe, Emmy, Tony, and Screen Actors Guild Award winner has previously taken on iconic roles such as Alfred in Justice League, John in the West End’s production of Godspell, and the voice of Scar in The Lion King. Irons also joins Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Adelaide Clemens and Andrew Howard in what was already a star-studded cast.
Damon Lindelof has already confirmed that the show will not be a direct adaption of the original source material but would instead create an original story featuring the iconic characters.