Watchmen: Don Johnson talks about the series and the original cartoon
HBO will bring in the television world of Watchmen, a new series of Damon Lindelof, starring Don Johnson and Regina King. The details of the plot are still a secret, but we know for sure that the series will not be a retelling of the story of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, but an expansion of that world.
Johnson spoke to Collider project, speaking of his knowledge of the original material: “I knew Him because he is a piece of history,” he said. “It is probably the graphic novel par excellence... But this [the series] goes beyond the comics”.
Johnson describes Lindelof as “a friend and former employee”. Johnson has given Lindelof one of his “early works” when hired him for the series Nash Bridges. Johnson says that the fans “won't believe what she did to Damon and how amazing”.
The actor has also had the opportunity to express his satisfaction in working with King, as an actress, with whom he has worked well from the beginning, comparing it to wearing a pair of Levi's well-worn and comfortable: “we had a great time working together. I hope to have the opportunity to do other things with her because she is an actress gifted and talented”.
Even if Johnson could not reveal more about the plot of the show, we can make some deductions speculative based on his comments on King: the first is that it will share a lot of scenes together on the screen; the second is that one or both may not return if Watchmen will be renewed for a second season.
Watchmen has finished shooting in June. In addition to Johnson and King, the series sees a cast including Jeremy Irons in the role of Ozymandias, one of the superheroes from the original series of comics. The cast also includes Jean Smart, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing and James Wolk.
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