‘Watchmen’: Louis Gossett Jr., Cast In Damon Lindelof’s HBO Pilot

Gossett Jr. is currently working on several projects, including a documentary on Muhammad Ali’s comeback after a hiatus; On Smoother Dirt, a film about baseball legend Ernie Banks; and feature film The Cuban. He was the first African-American to win the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for An Officer and a Gentlemanand earned an Emmy for Roots, among other honors.

Written by Damon Lindelof based on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ iconic limited comic series, Watchmen is considered a dark satirical and dystopian take on the superhero genre. Set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws, Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own.

Lindelof also executive produces with Nicole Kassell, who directs the pilot, and Tom Spezialy. Watchmen is produced for HBO by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Gossett Jr. is repped by Zero Gravity Management