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You may know Tim Blake Nelson as the hapless Delmar O’Donnell in the Coen Brothers’ Homeric comedy O Brother, Where Art Thou?, but the successful character actor is about to step into a totally different type of world with Damon Lindelof‘s unconventional new Watchmen TV series.

In a recent interview, Nelson (who also appears as the title character in the Coens’ upcoming western anthology The Ballad of Buster Scruggs) says the Watchmen HBO show is “way beyond your run of the mill comic adaptation”, shares what the Coens and Lindelof have in common, and explains how his role in the highly-anticipated new show was expanded for him.
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HBO’s Watchmen has been officially ordered to series, but that doesn’t mean there’s a lot of information out there about this mysterious project. This show, like justice, has gone hooded – its identity remains a well-kept secret.

However, a few new details have come to light. We knew that Oscar-winner Jeremy Irons had joined the cast, but /Film has learned that he is playing none other than the older version of Adrian Veidt, aka Ozymandias, a key character from the original Watchmen comic series. In addition, we can exclusively report that Legion and Fargo star Jean Smart has joined the cast of the show as a mysterious FBI agent.

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The former Mad Men actor – Wolk was famously on the receiving end of Vincent Kartheiser’s meme-worthy “Not great, Bob!” zinger, hence the headline of this article – is the latest to join the cast of HBO’s Watchmen. LOST creator Damon Lindelof is “remixing” the iconic superhero graphic novel by writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons for the small screen, and Wolk has joined a sprawling cast as a major recurring character. Read more about Wolk’s role below.
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The Watchman TV series has begun production, and to kick things off, we have our first official look from the series. Don’t get too excited, though – while the image shows someone in uniform, it’s probably not a superhero. The image certainly paints a portrait of a dark dystopian landscape, though. See the Watchmen TV series first look below.

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The Watchmen TV series continues to accumulate a great roster of talent. The latest: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, of Nine Inch Nails and David Fincher movie soundtrack fame, will compose the score for the HBO series. More on the Watchmen TV series music below.

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Update: HBO has officially picked up Damon Lindelof’s new take on Watchmen, which isn’t an adaptation or a sequel as much as a remix of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ iconic comic book series.

Our original story about actor Jeremy Irons joining the show’s cast can be read below.

The Watchmen TV series just added a surprising new cast member: Jeremy Irons. Damon Lindelof‘s HBO series inspired by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ iconic graphic novel is set 30 years after the events of the comic, and has been called more of a “remix” than a straight adaptation. In other words, don’t count on Irons playing a character straight from the comic.

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