Regina King is a police officer turned masked vigilante in HBO’s superhero drama series Watchmen. Photo: Mark Hill/HBO

Star of HBO’s Watchmen Regina King hadn’t watched 2009 film or read the DC comics before taking on superhero role in the series

  • Actress says showrunner Damon Lindelof told her to use her unfamiliarity with the source material by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons to her advantage
  • The superhero series by HBO takes on many issues, with a focus on race and white supremacy
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Regina King is a police officer turned masked vigilante in HBO’s superhero drama series Watchmen. Photo: Mark Hill/HBO
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