HBO has just announced Robert Downey Jr. to play the villain in their newest series! Robert will be starring alongside Jon Bernthal and Elodie Yung, who is also joining the cast of the new show. The as-of-yet-untitled project is set to air sometime next year on HBO, with an 8 episode order for season 1.
About the HBO Series “The Sympathizer”
The Sympathizer is a spy thriller set during the Vietnam War. The protagonist —a communist double agent—is a half-Vietnamese, half-French captain in the South Vietnamese army who uses his position to bring down both sides of the war effort by passing military secrets onto forces from North Vietnam. After he and other agents are captured near Saigon, they’re interrogated for months on end with no hope of rescue or release. Eventually, all but one break under brutal torture; she commits suicide rather than speak her captors’ names.
Release Date Speculations for the upcoming series
Release Date Speculations for the upcoming HBO series Robert Downey Jr to play the villain in the new HBO series!
There has been no specific release date information.
“The Sympathizer” HBO Adaption Series with RDJ
This new series will be Robert Downey Jr.’s first in a long time! The show is adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same name, and it follows an undercover double agent. This adaptation has been met with critical acclaim for its representation of Vietnamese culture and society during wartime as well as its nuanced take on identity politics. I can’t wait to see how Robert tackles this new role!
Breaking News: Robert Downey Jr to play the villain in the new HBO series!
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This is the first Robert Downey Jr.-led show in a long time, and it will be interesting to see how he tackles this new role!
Have you seen Robert’s Instagram post? He shared an image of a script with his daughter Indio sitting next to him reading through her lines as well. So cute!
If this rumor were true and Robert was cast as the villain for 13 episodes (with each episode lasting an hour).
Potential Plot Details for the upcoming series
It’s based on a novel by Vietnamese American author, Viet Thanh Nguyen
I think it’ll be interesting to see Robert Downey Jr.’s new role as an antagonist. And I’m looking forward to seeing this adaptation!
America seems like they can’t get enough television so far this season: not only has Netflix released their newest popular original TV show called Stranger Things but also Robert Downey Jr will be starring in the upcoming HBO series.
The new show, called The Son, is an adaptation of a novel by Viet Thanh Nguyen and Robert Downey Jr will play Eli McCullough–a man who grows up to lead a Texas ranching dynasty spanning three generations during two world wars that ultimately becomes one of the largest empires for American cattle (according to Variety).
Robert Downey Jr’s previous roles have been as an antagonist so I think it’ll be interesting to see him take on this different role! It should give me time to catch up on some of Robert Downey Jr.’s other work.
I’m looking forward to the new HBO series and Robert Downey Jr’s performance in it!
Will Robert Downdey Jr. will play a villain in the upcoming HBO series?
The Robert Downey Jr. casting rumor is that he will be playing the lead antagonist; in a new HBO series, “The Son.” The show is an adaption of Philipp Meyer’s novel; about a Texas-based family dynasty; that eventually becomes one of the largest empires; for American cattle (according to Variety). Robert Downey Jr.’s previous roles have been as an antagonist so I think it’ll be interesting to see him take on this different role! It should give me time to catch up on some of Robert Downey Jr.’s other work.
About RDJ’s Character in the series
In contrast with Marvel movies, where Robert speaks mostly through sarcasm and sharp wit, Robert Downey Jr.’s “Son” character will be a raspy and violent man who is uncompromising in his pursuits.
The series was ordered by HBO with the first season planned to consist of six episodes.
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