Hong Chau Joins HBO’s ‘Watchmen’

Hong Chau, who is best known for her Golden Globe-nominated role in last year’s “Downsizing,” has joined HBO’s upcoming drama “Watchmen,” expected to air sometime this year.

The show, based on a comic series, is “set in an alternate history where superheroes are treated as outlaws,” according to Deadline, and comes from Damon Lindelof, who co-created “Lost.”

Chau, who is Vietnamese American, will reportedly play Lady T., a new character who is of Vietnamese descent.

She will join a large cast that includes Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Tim Blake Nelson, Don Johnson, Louis Gossett Jr., Adelaide Clemens, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Sara Vickers.

Chau was most recently seen in “Homecoming,” a web thriller series, and will appear in the fantasy adventure film “Artemis Fowl,” out in August, as a fairy who can rejuvenate at will.