Jeremy Irons is the lead in the ‘Watchmen’ pilot for HBO. Let’s fucking goooooo!
I’m all fucking in on this HBO/Watchmen experiment until given reason to behave otherwise.
Irons joins previously announced cast members Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Adelaide Clemens, and Andrew Howard. And as with those already cast, the exact details of Irons’ character are being kept under wraps. The project is an adaptation of the DC graphic novel from Alan Moore, artist Dave Gibbons, and colorist John Higgins.
This would be Irons’ second regular onscreen TV role should “Watchmen” get ordered to series at HBO. He previously starred in the Showtime period drama “The Borgias,” which ran for three seasons. In addition, Irons is no stranger to comic book projects, having recently appeared as faithful butler Alfred in the DC films “Justice League” and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” He is also known for his Oscar-winning role in “Reversal of Fortune” and for his work in films like “Dead Ringers,” in which he played identical twins, and for voicing Scar in “The Lion King.”