What If You Were the Casting Director for a Liquid Cool TV Series?

Austin Dragon Cyberpunk, Liquid Cool, Mystery, Science Fiction 17 Comments

Let me ask a fun question: What if my Liquid Cool — my sci-fi noir detective series — were a TV series? Which actors do you think should play the main characters?

Who Should Play? (Pick two: Cruz and one other)

  1. PJ. Caucasian female (French), remember the initials stand for “Punch Judy” meaning she punches people with her bionic arms.
  2. Dot. Asian female, classy, businesswoman fashionista, was “famous” long before she met Cruz.
  3. Run-Time. African American male, consummate businessmen.
  4. Phishy. Caucasian male, slim build, radiates crazy fun.
  5. and Cruz! our hero detective with the cool hat, cool red hovercar, and attitude. Hispanic, 30-ish male.

Let us know who'd play Cruz and pick an actor for one other character, if you'd like.

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Author of over 20 books in science fiction, fantasy, and classic horror. His works include the epic fantasy Fabled Quest Chronicles, the cyberpunk detective Liquid Cool series, the international epic After Eden Series, and the classic Sleepy Hollow Horrors. He is a native New Yorker but has called Los Angeles, California home for more than twenty years. Words to describe him, in no particular order: U.S. Army, English teacher, one-time resident of Paris, political junkie, movie buff, Fortune 500 corporate recruiter, renaissance man, and dreamer.
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    Jay Hernandez for Cruz, pretty much who you picture Cruz as. Manny Montana wouldn’t be bad either.
    Amber Nash for PJ (Pam from Archer).

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    Wilmer Valderamma as Cruz (although in my head I always imagined him as John Leguizamo but he didn’t fit the age limit for this assignment!), and Awkwafina as Dot (but again, I always imagined Lucy Liu but I had to adjust for the age requirement) and with that said, you know that Ken Jeong would have to play Dot’s father!! Lakeith Stanfield as Run Time and Mila Kunis as Punch Judy. And lastly, I always, always pictured Fishy as Andre Royo!! But oh well. Couldn’t come up with another actor to play his part : )

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    I would like to see Bruno Mars get into acting with the role as Cruz. Hye Kyo Song for Dot. Would make a great weekly show.

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    For Punch Judy I think Nora Arnezeder looks the part. AND reading her bio she loves dystopian lit & loves playing dark, complex characters. Match made in dystopia….
    Dot would be well played by Calhoun “Callie” Koenig, I believe.
    Perfect casting for Run-Time would be Christopher Jackson who plays the stylish Chunk in “Bull”.
    Phishy was difficult for me to cast, but I came up with Asa Butterfield.
    For me the top choice for Cruz is Kevin Alejandro from Lucifer but a close second would be Michael Trevino from Vampire Diaries.
    LOVE the idea of Liquid Cool being turned into a tv series! Bring it on!

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    1. PJ. Caucasian female (French), remember the initials stand for “Punch Judy” meaning she punches people with her bionic arms. = Cote Depablo
    2. Dot. Asian female, classy, businesswoman fashionista, was “famous” long before she met Cruz. = Grace Huang
    3. Run-Time. African American male, consummate businessman = Shamar Moore
    4. Phishy. Caucasian male, slim build, radiates crazy fun = Lucas Till
    5. Cruz! our hero detective with the cool hat, cool red hovercar, and attitude. Hispanic, 30-ish male. = Wilmer Valderrama

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      I know they’re a bit older but I picture Chrissy Tiegan as Dot and Will Smith or Cuba Gooding Jnr as Run Time.
      To be honest I’m not sure about Cruz… maybe Ricky Martin.

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    In typical Canadian fashion- I am apologizing in advance but me and instructions don’t play well together.

    PJ: Jessica Paré

    Dot: Lucy Liu, Sandra Oh

    Run-Time: Drake, Cuba Gooding Jr

    Phishy: Joe Keery

    Cruz: Michael Peña or Mathew Fox

    There’s enough French content here that the province of Quebec would green light this project…

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    Cruz should be Rick Gonzalez (Played Rene Ramirez/Wild Dog on Arrow).

    For Dot, maybe Ellen Wong (Scott Pilgrim vs the World and current cast member on GLOW)

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      Pena is a little on the older side (43) but could probably pass as thirty something for Cruz. I like the choice of El Olsen for Punch Judy for sure!

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