Transmetropolitan: Fan Cast

I cast the characters of Warren Ellis and Darrick Robertson's Transmetropolitan...

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By Frank Garret - 9/1/2010
Transmetropolitan was a cyber-punk series that ran from 1997 to 2002, originally by DC-Helix and later under DC-Vertigo, written by mad Briton Warren Ellis (writer of the upcoming RED) and drawn by Darrick Robertson. Set in a distant future, so distant that everyone has lost track of what year it’s supposed to be, not to mention the name of their City. The City (implied to be New York New York) is a society of excess consumerism and rampant hedonism, where you can eats snack on powdered clones of Alaskan children and hire a komodo dragon-human hybrid prostitute with four sets of genitals. Smack in the center of it are Spider Jerusalem, intrepid reporter, and his filthy assistants, who struggle to expose corruption and abuse of power to a populace that is shallow, largely immature and self-centered.

There’s been talk of a Transmetropolitan film adaptation since 2003, with Patrick Stewart interested in starring, but so far nothing has been confirmed.

Spider Jerusalem
Heavily influenced by Hunter S. Thompson. Spider Jerusalem is a larger-than-life, outlaw gonzo journalist. He eats rage and craps insanity and is consumed by his pursuit of the truth.

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Yelena Rossini
Spider’s second assistant and his protégé.

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Channon Yarrow
Striper-turned-spider’s assistant-turned-nun-turned-spider’s bodyguard. She has barcodes for nipples.

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Mitchell Royce
Spider’s former fellow Journalist, now his boss in his capacity as city editor of The Word.

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The Beast
The widely reviled outgoing president of the United States. He shares an intense hatred with Jerusalem, who bestowed his moniker which came to be used by everyone.

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The Smiler
A democratic senator who succeeded The Beast. While originally seen as a promising reformer, having Spider’s support, Gary Callahan turned out to be far worse than the beast.

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Vita Severn
The Smiler’s political director, though she disagrees with him on many points.

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Oscar Rossini
Yelena’s wealthy father. As a philanthropist and eminent political figure, he had campaigned on behalf of opponents of the Beast and comes to Spider’s aid when he needs it.

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Fred Christ
Leader of the Transient movement, that of people who were in the process of having their DNA altered to that of an Alien species, and the center of a cult of personality.

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Kristen
Political fixer turned drug dealer and a source of information for Jerusalem.

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Det. Malandra Newton
Jerusalem’s ally in the Police Department and one of a few honest cops in the city.

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Mary
A woman who went into cryogenic-suspension sometime in the 21st century, and was revived in the bizarre, unknown time of the story.

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airbeyonder18 - 9/1/2010, 6:44 AM
Good, fancast but I never was interested in this series. Looked too strange to me...

Anyways great job.
DDD - 9/1/2010, 6:56 AM
Good job!

I'm not very familiar with this but the
actors look like they pretty well fit the
parts!
InTylerWeTrust - 9/1/2010, 9:55 AM
I know nothing about this comic, but seriously, every actor you picked looks pretty much perfect for those roles. Nice job.
LEEE777 - 9/1/2010, 12:48 PM
LOL you lot should read more! : P

FRANK @ As always... excellent work all are spot on dude!

OMG ... ROTH for SPIDER's spot on, in fact they all are total thumbs up!
Dragonnaut420 - 9/1/2010, 3:13 PM
I have to say Frank, every cast you have done is perfect and entirely original. Myself being a huge fan of Transmetropolitan, The Boys, and Hellblazer; i can truly say you are doing these comic books justice.
Ryden - 9/1/2010, 3:28 PM
Never heard of this comic, but this cast looks perfect....and I'm quite interested in reading it now ;)
Kyos - 9/4/2010, 5:54 AM
Really, Frank, consider me a fan! This cast looks great, as did every other cast I've seen you do so far. And I have to agree with Ryden: you're making me damn interested in reading this. The Boys, too. Nice! :)
AkiZeta - 2/28/2012, 4:59 PM
I like all of them except Yelena. I really hate this choice for her. Yelena is gruff and bitchy and short and just as unattractive as Spider. Cute, quirky, chipper Zooey just feels wrong.
Korbl - 9/10/2012, 11:40 PM
Amazing (assuming Deschanel can act like Yelena, which I would like to think she can). The one change I'd make is Helen Mirren as Kristen.

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