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Regina King has been cast as the lead in the pilot for HBO’s adaptation of D.C. marvel’s Watchmen. Details of the characters for the show have not been revealed but creator Damon Londorf said, “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…and it is here we will be taking our greatest risks.”
Regina’s friend, actress Gabrielle Union responded to the news of her landing the role by saying, “Regina King is a national treasure & should have every offer available. She can literally do/play anything. She also once saved me from drowning in Bermuda. Shes legit a superhero everyday. Also, PAY HER!!”
Way to rep for your friend, Gabby.
The cast also includes, Oscar winner Louis Gossett Jr., Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Adelaide Clemens and Andrew Howard.