AceShowbiz - It's finally official! "Watchmen" TV series has been greenlit by HBO, marking the network's first-ever superhero series. Hailing from Damon Lindelof, the TV adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbon's 1986-87 graphic novel is slated to arrive in 2019.
Further hyping up the buzz, HBO reveals the cast of the upcoming series. Starring on the new iteration of "Watchmen" are Regina King ("The Leftovers"), Jeremy Irons ("Dead Ringers"), Tim Blake Nelson ("O Brother, Where Art Thou?") and Don Johnson ("Book Club"). The cast also includes Jacob Ming-Trent, Dylan Schombing, Lily Rose Smith, and Adelynn Spoon, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Adelaide Clemens, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher and Sara Vickers.
However, character details are still kept under wraps. Lindelof previously hinted there would be new characters on the show. "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," he wrote on the letter addressed to fans.
The official logline 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."
HBO additionally unearths the first teaser for "Watchmen". The graphic features the words, "Nothing Ever Ends," written in black and yellow. The show's iconic smiley symbol is also shown at the end of the brief video. "Nothing ever ends. #WatchmenHBO #DamonLindelof," HBO captions the teaser.
If that sounds familiar, that's because tagline refers to an oft-quoted line of the dialogue from the comic book. Ozymandias asks Dr. Manhatta if he does the right thing and if things work out in the end. "In the end?" Dr. Manhattan responds, adding, "Nothing ends, Adrian. Nothing ever ends."
Lindelof is set to pen and executive produce the upcoming series, while Nicole Kassell serves behind the lense for the pilot as well as executive produces. Also attached as executive producers are director Stephen Williams, Joseph Iberti and Tom Spezialy. White Rabbit produces for HBO in association with Warner Bros. Television.