AceShowbiz - Here's an early look at the upcoming "Watchmen" series. After showrunner and executive producer Damon Lindelof wrote a lengthy letter to share his approach to the upcoming small-screen adaptation of Alan Moore's graphic novel series, more details of the project may have been revealed via its set photos.
Making their way out via Hollywood Pipeline, the pictures feature Don Johnson, who was recently reported being cast in an undisclosed role. The veteran actor dressed as a police sergeant in a blue uniform, with several men wearing similar outfits standing around him.
The police officers surrounding Johnson wore yellow face masks with "Tulsa Police" being written on their uniforms. This raises a question since Tulsa, Oklahoma doesn't play a role in the original "Watchmen" comics.
However, there have been reports that the TV series would focus on cops in Oklahoma as opposed to the comic's original characters. This is in line with Lindelof's previous statement in his letter that the show would not be a straight adaptation of the comic books.
As for the characters that Johnson may play, there are two possibilities. They are Detective Steven Fine, who investigates the Watchmen before dying at the hands of Ozymandias' squid monster, and Hollis Mason, the original man to take on the mantle of Nite-Owl. Both are main police officer characters in the comics.
Regina King has also signed up to star on the HBO series, but her role is still kept under wraps. Lindelof recently said 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.
He added that the TV series would not be a sequel to the live-action movie "Watchmen" (2009). Lindelof has written the screenplay for the pilot, which Nicole Kassell will direct.