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HBO's Watchmen Just Basically Confirmed Jeremy Irons Is Ozymandias

HBO is bringing its Watchmen cast to this year's New York Comic Con. In the network's announcement for the panel lineup, the series more-or-less confirmed Jeremy Irons will play Ozymandias.

On Twitter, HBO released the list of cast and crew who will be in attendance. Underneath each photo, the network provided a caption with the creative's name and role in the series. Irons' slot doesn't explicitly say "Ozymandias," but it does cheekily tease that the actor is "probably who you think he is." Seeing as Irons has been rumored to play Ozymandias for quite some time now, this feels more like a confirmation than not.

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Many of the story details of HBO's Watchmen are being kept under wraps, but we do know the series will involve an older Ozymandias, who is once again manipulating events behind the scenes. It's unclear what his goal is, but it's clear that, like its predecessor, the television series is ticking down to a potentially cataclysmic event. Hopefully, the show's NYCC panel will provide a little more insight into its mysterious storyline.

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Developed by Damon Lindelof, HBO's Watchmen stars Jeremy Irons, Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Tom Mison, James Wolk, Adelaide Clemens, Andrew Howard, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing, Lily Rose Smith and Adelynn Spoon. The series premieres Oct. 20.

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