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Dream Casting: Giant Days

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Aug 30, 2018

Dream Casting is an imaginative look at the casting process of potential Hollywood projects based on comics and other media. This isn't just about what is being made; this is about what should be made, and who we think should be the stars.

Giant Days is a fun comic about three girls going to college in England. Susan is level-headed but quick to anger. Esther is a force for chaos in black clothing. Daisy is sheltered and naive. They help each other through relationships and other coming-of-age complications. The Boom Studios series is written by John Allison and features art by Max Sarin and Lissa Treiman.

I'm imagining Giant Days adapted as a British TV series, possibly co-produced with Netflix or Amazon. I cast everyone a little old, which is normal for TV, but I think they can all pass as college students.

Bel Powley as Sutan Ptolemy

Bel Powley as Susan Ptolemy

Bel Powley (Diary of a Teenage Girl, Mary Shelley) can bring the perfect sardonic twinge to the very cynical Susan.

Holly Earl as Esther De Groot

Holly Earl as Esther De Groot

Holly Earl (Humans) will need a goth makeover to really look like Esther, but she has the perfect face to serve as a canvas for that.

Erin Kellyman as Daisy Wooton

Erin Kellyman as Daisy Wooton

Erin Kellyman's breakout role was as a masked space warrior in Solo: A Star Wars Story, but she has a soulful and vulnerable quality, and with the right pair of glasses I think she'd be perfect for Daisy.

Craig Roberts as Ed Gemmel

Craig Roberts as Ed Gemmel

Craig Roberts (Red Oaks) is a charming actor, but he's rarely the tallest or handsomest guy in the room. That's what makes him the perfect Ed.

Sean Teale as McGraw

Sean Teale as McGraw

It comes up repeatedly about McGraw that he looks like a man, while all the other college guys still look like boys. Sean Teale (The Gifted) already has that youthful yet manly quality.

James Norton as Ian

James Norton as Ian

Ian is basically a creep from moment one, but it takes Esther a while to catch on (or at least for it to get bad enough that she cares). James Norton (Flatliners) has the perfect face for a character like that.

Linnea Berthelsen as Nadia

Linnea Berthelsen as Nadia

Linnea Berthelsen was great in Stranger Things, even if the episode she starred in was a little out of left field. She'll bring a lot of charm to Daisy's first big crush.

Sophie Turner as Big Lindsay

Sophie Turner as Big Lindsay

Would X-Men: Dark Phoenix star Sophie Turner be willing to get a punk haircut for a recurring guest role in a TV show? Honestly, I don't really care, because I think she'd be such a fun presence on the show.

Maria Dragus as Ingrid

Maria Dragus as Ingrid

Maria Dragus (The White Ribbon) might also need a punkier hair cut, but she's otherwise perfect to play the international student who provides Daisy's first good kiss.

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