For the past few months, Damon Lindelof has been hard at work developing a TV adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ seminal comic book Watchmen, with the writer and producer revealing recently that the HBO series will not be a direct adaptation of the source material.
Well, the folks at That Hashtag Show are claiming to have their hands on casting breakdowns for the series regulars, and if genuine, it would seem that the series isn’t really going to be an adaptation of the source material at all. Take a look for yourself:
Angela Abraham: African-American female cop. Independent and intelligent, she’s also a realist. She’s married to Cal, with whom she has a daughter and is fiercely protective of them both.
Cal Abraham: African-American male who is the stay-at-home husband of Angela. While he seems at home as the king of his castle and being a loving husband and father, it’s clear his past has a different story to tell.
Looking Glass: A good looking cop, the native Oklahoman isn’t simple as his rural accent makes him appear to be. A top interrogator and behavioral scientist, he may also be a bit of a sociopath.
Panda: An ethnic desk cop, he’s cynical and tough and puts his job first. Not a friend to many, he uses comedy to keep people at bay.
Red Scare: Mafioso, track suit wearing cop. His Russian accent lends to his abrasiveness.
Pirate Jenny: An androgynous and lustful bisexual cop, Jenny is an anarchist at heart.
Jane Crawford: The wife of the police chief, Judd, Jane is a veterinarian who’s sharper than her guarded persona lets on.
Old Man: A former cop who is still an imposing figure despite his age.
As the site points out, the above descriptions have either been written in such a way to disguise the characters who are being cast, or the series is going to revolve around a group of police officers rather than the Watchmen or the Minutemen.
If it’s the latter, then one would have to assume there may be a lot of disappointed Watchmen fans out there, although of course it is really far to early to draw any conclusions.