HBO's Watchmen Pilot Nabs Former Sleepy Hollow Star For Lead Role

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Alan Moore's Watchmen still stands today as one of the greatest, if not the greatest, graphic novel of all time.

This was turned into a somewhat polarizing movie back in 2009 from the always controversial Zack Synder, but now HBO is giving it a go and they have announced yet another lead role for the upcoming pilot.

HBO announced awhile back that they were going to be doing their own version of Watchmen with Damon Lindelof of Lost and The Leftovers fame helming the project.

Instead of doing the movie in TV form or even saying they are adapting the graphic novel straight up, they have said they are doing an original story inspired by it.

This has made casting announcements all the more intriguing, as we have no idea who anybody is playing, or if they will be characters familiar from the original graphic novel and movie.

We've already had a number of announcements like Don Johnson, Regina King, Louis Gossett Jr., Tim Blake Nelson, and most recently Jeremy Irons, but now we have yet another. 

According to TVLine, former Sleepy Hollow lead Tom Mison has been cast in a lead role in this pilot for Watchmen. Mison played the lead role of Ichabod Crane for four seasons on the series before its cancellation in 2017. 

Since the cancellation, Mison has mostly stayed out of the limelight with no new TV or film work in that time since, so getting him back for the Watchmen pilot is great news for old Sleepy Hollow fans.

Mison was a fan favorite while that show was going on and he's jumping right back in with a lead role in what is bound to be another big project for HBO.

In addition to Mison's casting, it was also revealed that Frances Fisher and Jacob Ming-Trent have also joined Watchmen in some capacity.

With more and more casting announcements coming, you would have to think we'd get more details on the actual story or who these various big names actors are playing sooner rather than later.

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