Sleepy Hollow's star makes TV comeback in Watchmen
Sleepy Hollow star Tom Mison has kept a low profile since Fox cancelled the show last year, but he's picked a huge new series to make his telly comeback.
The former Ichabod Crane actor has joined the cast of Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof and HBO's live-action adaptation of groundbreaking comic-book Watchmen, the channel confirmed to TVLine.
Mison will have a leading role in the series, but HBO has declined to be specific on who he'll be playing. Watchmen has also added former Torchwood star Frances Fisher and White Famous's Jacob Ming-Trent.
HBO has previously compiled an impressive cast that includes Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Louis Gossett Jr. and - in a a reunion with Leftovers creator Lindelof - Regina King.
Lindelof has recently described his version of Watchmen was a "remix" of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons's story of a past-their-prime superhero team, rather than a reboot or a remake.
"We have no desire to 'adapt' the twelve issues created thirty years ago," he wrote in an open letter to fans on Instagram.
"Those issues are sacred ground and they will not be retread nor recreated nor reproduced nor rebooted… they will, however, be remixed. Because the bass lines in those familiar tracks are just too good and we'd be fools not to sample them."
Comic co-creator Alan Moore has famously refused to offer his approval to any adaptations of his work, HBO's Watchmen is technically being made without his permission.
HBO has only commissioned a Watchmen pilot thus far, not a full first season.
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