Watchmen: Is Tom playing Mime?

 

Lately there has been speculation afoot regarding the character Tom is playing in the upcoming HBO series. David Harris mentioned a certain possibility in an article about the series, and the information subsequently appeared in the IMDb listing for the show and on Tom's page as well. The character he is rumored to be playing is Marcus Maez, aka Mime, who appears in the Doomsday Clock series, a sequel to the original Watchmen. He and wife Erika Manson/Marionette (possibly played by Sara Vickers) have a terribly tragic backstory, and it would certainly be an exciting departure for Tom to play. No official announcement has been made from either HBO or Damon Lindelof, and no trailer has been released. So it seems very possible...but the production is shrouded in so much mystery, nothing should be taken for granted. 

There is also still no official release date beyond it definitely being in 2019. Watchmen news has been slow to come, but with Game of Thrones ending imminently, HBO will hopefully throw its considerable promotional weight behind this new tentpole series soon, and we'll find out more about the characters and their storylines. The tiniest new glimpse of the series was released last Sunday, in the promo below.

 

Four Weddings and a Funeral: July 31st Premiere Date Set

 

Finally we have an air date for one of two projects Tom has currently in production. The weekly Mindy Kaling miniseries Four Weddings and a Funeral will debut the first of ten episodes on July 31st. According to TVLine, the plot is as follows:

Based on the 1994 Hugh Grant rom-com of the same name, Four Weddings and a Funeral centers on four American friends who reunite for a fabulous London wedding. But after a bombshell at the altar throws their lives into turmoil, they must weather a tumultuous year of romance and heartbreak. Per the official logline, “relationships are forged and broken, political scandals exposed, London social life lampooned [and] love affairs ignited and doused.”

Tom plays Quentin, who is partner to Zoe Boyle's character.

Official social media accounts have been launched. You can follow the show on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mark your diaries, tag a mate. #FourWeddingsAndAFuneral premieres 7/31 only on @hulu.

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Four Weddings and a Funeral: June Premiere

 

According to a comment on Four Weddings and a Funeral costume designer Salvador Perez's Instagram post, the Hulu series will be premiering this June. They have been shooting in London since the end of November, with Tom playing the character Quentin Adams. The series is slated for 12 episodes.

 

Salvador Perez Instagram Post

 

No word whatsoever on the Watchmen premiere yet, although Game of Thrones will start its 6 episode season on April 14th, so presumably Watchmen will be sometime after that.

 

Watchmen: HBO Airs First Scenes

 

During the Golden Globes ceremony tonight, viewers were surprised to see the first scenes from the Watchmen series aired in an HBO promo, that also included other series the network will be airing in 2019.

 

 

The Watchmen Instagram account has also posted each individual scene, ever-so-slightly expanded from the promo, for us to dissect and analyze. Many masked characters can be seen, in addition to the unmasked Jean Smart, who stars as Agent Blake, and Jeremy Irons, who stars as Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias. Still no sign of Tom - his character and many others remain under wraps for now.