Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Who Watches the Wolk, Man

I haven't been good about paying attention to HBO's forthcoming Watchmen adaptation from Lost and The Leftovers creator Damon Lindelof, but today's news that James Wolk has joined the already enormous cast (thx Mac) has grabbed my distracted head and smacked me about Cher-like. I am snapped out of it! Says Deadline:

"Set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws, Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own. As usual, the producers and HBO are keeping mum on the role but I hear Wolk plays a junior senator from Oklahoma. He joins the Watchmen cast that includes Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers and Dylan Schombing."

It doesn't seem like this will interfere with Wolk's other show, Kevin Williamson's fleshy fantasy Tell Me a Story. Anyway I really have no understanding of how Lindelof is adapting Watchmen - are any of these people playing characters from the comics? They're not being clear about it. But if they want to paint Jimmy's dong blue and have him take up two-thirds of a three-way I sure wouldn't argue...

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