Watchmen (2019)

Jeremy Irons joins the cast of HBO's 'Watchmen' series

Jeremy Irons joins the cast of HBO's 'Watchmen' series

As if you needed another excuse to get excited for Damon Lindelof's Watchmen series... — Deadline reports Jeremy Irons has been tapped for the lead role in HBO’s Watchmen series! Irons’ role has not been officially confirmed but sources say the 69-year-old Oscar winner will play an "aging and imperious lord of a British manor."

HBO greenlights Damon Lindelof's 'Watchmen' series

HBO greenlights Damon Lindelof's 'Watchmen' series

No details have been revealed whether Lindelof's series will be a prequel, re-imagining or a sequel to Moore and Gibbons source material — Back in June, it was reported but not confirmed that The Leftovers and Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof was in talks to adapt the popular 1980’s DC graphic novel for HBO. On Wednesday, the premium service provider gave the official green light for a pilot and script commitment, one day after Lindelof posted a pic of the writer's room kickoff with a half body tease of a bronze Nite Owl statue, captioned "Day One."

Damon Lindelof to adapt 'Watchmen' television series for HBO

Damon Lindelof to adapt 'Watchmen' television series for HBO

The Leftovers and LOST co-creater is in talks with HBO to adapt Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons 1986 graphic novel 'Watchmen' — This comes as welcome news if you are a fan of either DC's graphic novel or Damon Lindelof's work on HBO's critically acclaimed The Leftovers (or LOST). Of course, now that The Leftovers has wrapped, it only makes sense to see HBO and Damon Lindelof reunite for another series run.