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TVLine Items: Jean Smart to Watchmen, Wire Boss’ HBO Miniseries and More

- Posted on November 8, 2018

Jean Smart can’t get enough of comic book characters: The actress — who co-stars in FX’s Marvel drama Legion — has joined HBO’s upcoming Watchmen adaptation in a series-regular role, our sister site Deadline reports. Smart will play an unnamed FBI agent who is investigating a murder. (There is speculation that Smart’s character is Agent Blake.) Set in an alternate history where “superheroes” […]


Dirty John Casts Jean Smart to Play Connie Britton’s Mother

- Posted on July 10, 2018

Dirty John is about to get Smart. Legion actress and three-time Emmy winner Jean Smart will play Arlane Hart, mother of Connie Britton’s Debra, in Bravo’s upcoming, scripted anthology series, TVLine has learned. The series is based on a popular podcast hosted by Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard. The TV adaptation, which scored a two-season order in January, follows the title […]


Jean Smart, of Designing Women and Legion, on combating Hollywood ageism

- Posted on July 10, 2018

“There’s not going to be four or five parts in the movie for women my age, unless that’s the plot of the movie.” Designing Women, Frasier, 24, Fargo, Legion — some of the best TV shows of the past 30-plus years have one terrific actress in common: Jean Smart. Tall, striking, and bold, Smart has carved out a path in […]