HBO’s highly anticipated series Watchmen continues to expand its star-studded ensemble. Alongside Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Adelaide Clemens, and Andrew Howard, Academy and Tony Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons is joining the cast in a leading role.
According to Deadline’s report, Irons will be playing a prominent role in HBO show based on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ landmark comic book series. The show is currently in production being developed by Damon Lindelof.
The plot and the cast details of the series are still under the wraps. As for Irons’ role, the details remain unavailable. However, he is reportedly said to be playing the role of an “aging and imperious lord of a British manor.”
According to the report, this would be Irons, who is best known for his Oscar-winning work in the movie “Reversal of Fortune,” second major television role after BBC’s historical drama The Borgias.
This will not be the first time Irons plays a comic book character. He recently played the role of Alfred Pennyworth, an iconic Batman character in the DC Films Justice League and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.
There is not much known about the series, recently released set photos revealed that Regina King will be playing the role of African-American female Cop Angela Abraham.
Set in an alternate world, Watchmen tells the story of superheroes in the world where they are treated as outlaws by the government. It all begins with the investigation of a murder of one of their own.
Meanwhile, the pilot of the series will be featuring the iconic event for the comic book, The Police Strike of 1977 wherein the police department of the country went on strike for their jobs which were now being done by the superheroes, also known as costumed vigilantes.
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