Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is set to join Damon Lindelof's adaptation of Watchmen for HBO. He joins the previously cast Jeremy Irons, Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Adelaide Clemens, and Andrew Howard. Abdul-Mateen II's role in Watchmen is unknown.
As previously stated, Lindelof's Watchmen isn't a direct adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' seminal series, but a remix. Lindelof wrote the pilot, and Nicole Kassell will direct.