We’ve been watching the Watchmen. And, there’s a new development. HBO has added actress Hong Chau to the cast of their upcoming Watchmen series.
The series, from the iconic graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons and adapted for television by writer/producer Damon Lindelof, will attempt to do the original story justice and “break new ground of its own.” That’s according to an announcement from Deadline on Friday. Chau’s character is being kept under wraps. But, Deadline seems to think that she’ll pay Lady T; a new character that, like Chau, is of Vietnamese descent.
There is more speculation going around that Lady T. is code for Twilight Lady, which is a character that we know but only shows up in the original novel in an autographed picture and flashback. Twilight Lady is a “vice queen who runs a brothel” in the book and subsequent game versions of Watchmen, where she’s portrayed as a white woman with red hair. So, who knows.
What we do know is that Chau is on a roll. She was nominated for SAG and Golden Globe awards for her role in Downsizing and she’s coming back to HBO after appearing in Big Little Lies and Treme. She joins the star-studded cast which 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, Dylan Schombing and James Wolk.
Watchmen is slated to debut on HBO sometime in 2019.