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Watchmen: Set Photos Offer First Look At Regina King In The Lead Role

Still of Regina King from The Leftovers

Watchmen: Set Photos Offer First Look At Regina King In The Lead Role

Photos from the sets of HBO’s upcoming series Watchmen have started rolling out. Based on 1986 DC comics mini-series with the same name, stars Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Adelaide Clemens, and Andrew Howard.

The series is currently filming in Atlanta and recently released set photos teases Regina King in her leading role as Angela Abraham. As per Hollywood Pipeline, several shots of King shows her stopping on the bridge to shoot an “iconic” scene for the series. While the details of this scene remain unknown, it is said that it will feature in the Pilot episode of Watchmen.

The show is based on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons landmark comic series that tells the story of the time when Superheroes were treated as outlaws by the government. The “Lost” and “Leftovers” creator Damon Lindelof will be handling the production.

Taking the lead, King will be playing the role of African-America female cop Angela Abraham. As described by That Hashtag Show, her character is “independent, intelligent, and a realist.” She is married and has a daughter and she will do anything to keep them safe.

Just recently, a casting call was also put out for Watchmen seeking African-American extras. It was also revealed that this scene with the extras is set in 1921.

While roles of the other actors are yet to be revealed, fans can expect to see the characters like Cal Abraham, Looking Glass, Panda, Red Scare, Pirate Jenny, Jane Crawford and more. It was previously reported that the upcoming show will be bringing some new characters to life. Lindelof confirmed in his recent post on Instagram that the show will not be a straight adaptation of the original series. Fans can expect to see a new story as well as unknown characters.

It is said that 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.

Be sure to keep visiting Pursue News for more updates and information on Watchmen.

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Source: Hollywood Pipeline

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