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• 10/12/2013

Ideal casts for the TV series

Now that The Expanse (hopefully!) will become a television series, let's discuss our ideal cast members!

  • Holden: Edward Norton
  • Miller: Kenneth Branagh
  • Naomi: Gina Torres (Firefly)
  • Amos: Adam Baldwin (Firefly)
  • Alex: Kal Penn (House)
  • Julie Mao: Grace Park (BSG)? Or Kimberly Estrada maybe? She knows martial arts!
  • Dresden: Kevin Spacey (House of Cards) or Michael Fassbender (Prometheus)? Or Ray Wise (Twin Peaks) if he's older.
  • Fred: Clarke Peters or Robert Wisdom (both from The Wire)

I'm curious to see how they handle the Belter physique though.

What are your picks?

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• 8/4/2014

I think the ideal choice for Naomi is Gina Torres, circa 2000.

I would not have thought of her, but Rosario Dawson is a fantastic choice.

And while she has the physique for it, I don't like the idea of  Zoe Saldana as Naomi.  To me, she never has seemed to have the... *gravitas* that I have always imagined Naomi having.

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A FANDOM User
• 9/26/2014

Gina Carano as Bobbie Draper. 

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A FANDOM User
• 1/20/2015

As long as we're wishing.

Holden: Chris Hemsworth or Nathan Fillion

Miller: Bruce Willis

Naomi: Janina Gavankar

Amo: Amaury Nolasco

Julie Mao: Kristin Kreuk

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• 1/21/2015

The rest of the cast has been hired and...they're not exactly as we imagined the characters. At all.

Not sure what to think about this, but I'll watch the first episode before I judge it.

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A FANDOM User
• 3/8/2015
214.3.138.230 wrote:
As long as we're wishing.

Holden: Chris Hemsworth or Nathan Fillion

Miller: Bruce Willis

Naomi: Janina Gavankar

Amo: Amaury Nolasco

Julie Mao: Kristin Kreuk

Bruce Willis for Miller is perfect. Krisin Kreuk is also pretty good!

I always picture Naomi as Sasha from the Walking Dead but your pic... looks good. Really good. Damn!

Can't stand Chris Hemsworth but I can see your choice there.


I like the previous mention of Sam Rockwell or Ed Northon for Holden (though I tend to picture him as Mark Walhberg-ish).

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A FANDOM User
• 4/7/2015

I suppose I'm pretty late for this, I just finished reading Leviathan Wakes, awesome book. All the time, I pictured Ed Harris as Miller, it would be totally awesome.

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A FANDOM User
• 4/7/2015
Also... Woody Harrelson as Amos.
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• 12/26/2015

Casting is dissappointing so far. Miller is supposed to be older and more run down (I kept picturing a more depressed Barney Miller). Avasarala is also supposed to be older - with white hair and looks like a grandmother. Alex should have a Texas drawl.

And the suggestions here for Drapper - augh. She's described as a well-muscled Polynesian. Her muscles have muscles.

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• 12/27/2015

Miller is supposed to be 3 years older than the actor, yes.

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A FANDOM User
• 3/1/2017

Book 5 puts Naomi's age at 35, so no more than late 20's in book 1. Torres would have been good but that's a big stretch.

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