I’m fairly certain I’m not the only author who has, on occasion, daydreamed about his or her stories winding up on the screen — be it silver or otherwise. Honestly, I think my fictional universe — currently inhabited by both Bounty and Blood Ties — would be better served as a Netflix series (a la Daredevil), and that hasn’t stopped me from thinking about who I would cast for each role.
So here’s my all-in-my-head-totally-unofficial-will-never-actually-happen dream cast for a Bounty Netflix series:
Det. Jill Andersen/Bounty: Stana Katic (I was reluctant to choose her, because of typecasting, but several readers, unprompted, said they envisioned her in the role when reading my books, so… plus, you know she’ll knock the role out of the park).
Det. Ramon Gutierrez: Diego Boneta (I’m honestly not sure who he is, but he has the look I want for the character).
Captain Daniel Richards: Keith David (just give him a pair of black-rimmed glasses and there ya go).
David Gregor: Jeremy Irons (Irons is actually my second pick; I originally wanted Alan Rickman, but alas… Irons is still a damn fine choice, though).
Det. Earl Stevens: Brian Thompson (a little-known ode to the Buffyverse with this pick, not gonna lie).
Det. Hitori Watson: Steve Yeun (see what I wrote above about Deigo Boneta).
Det. Whitney Blankenship: Nicole Beharie (She’s a lot shorter than Whitney actually is, but by the magic of TV, we could just borrow Gillian Anderson’s box from The X-Files).
Dr. Juanita Gutierrez: Natalie Martinez (yet another actor I’m not familiar with, but has the look I want for the character).
Paul Andersen:: Callum Keith Rennie (who looks a guy that could play both the goody-goody and the ruthless killer… probably at the same time).
Brian Andersen: I’m struggling with this one, cause I wanted a scruffy-looking Heath Ledger for the role, but alas… (ADD: Someone suggested Elden Henson).
BONUS — Ezekiel (for those who have read Blood Ties): Serj Tankian (from his Mesmerize/Hypnotize days).