Alan Moore’s beloved comic book series is set in a universe in which costumed heroes in the mid-20th Century have altered the course of history, such as leading the US to victory in Vietnam and a Nixon presidency that stretched into the mid-1980’s, we follow a group of crimefighters investigating the murder of one of their own. In the process, Doctor Manhattan, Nite Owl, Silk Spectre and Rorschach, uncover a conspiracy with enormous implications.
It’s previously been stated that Damon Lindelof’s television project on the material will not be a straight adaptation of the twelve issues of the comic, but an original story that remixes them. As with the previous casting announcements, there’s no roles/character details released as to who the young cast members will be playing.
Damon Lindelof has penned the script for the pilot and will executive produce alongside Tom Spezialy and Nicole Kassell.
The young cast will join a cast that includes Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Adelaide Clemens, Andrew Howard, Jeremy Irons, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Sara Vickers.