HBO’s ‘WATCHMEN’ Casts Tom Mison In Lead Role

The brand new Watchmen adaptation has swept up quite an impressive cast since its inception, with actors like Jeremy Irons, Regina King, and Tim Blake Nelson hopping aboard Damon Lindelof’s upcoming series. Now, Lindelof and co. have added another new face to the ever-expanding cast.

According to TV Line, Sleepy Hollow’s Tom Mison has signed on to star in HBO’s Watchmen series. Additionally, the site reports that Jacob Ming-Trent (Superfly) and Frances Fisher (Titanic) have also boarded the project. Lindelof will write the series’ pilot episode and will serve as a producer for the entire production.

There’s no word yet on who Mison is playing, but judging by the actor’s look, the character of Ozymandias might be a safe bet. However, the series will not be a direct adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ popular graphic novel, and will instead be inspired by the events and characters of the source material.

Watchmen was previously adapted into a film by director Zack Snyder in 2009, and has since become a treasured piece of cinema in the hearts of many comic book fans. There’s currently no word on the release date for the HBO series, but be sure to keep it here on the site, or head on over to our Twitter for all the latest.

Danny O’Brien

Source: TV Line

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