I'll warn you all now, this is a super random hodge-podge of people from other shows I like lol. I wanted to use actors I like, but I also wanted them to a) look at least semi-realistic for the character, and b) be someone I could actually see playing that role well. Because I take everything more seriously and literally than I'm meant to lol. But yeah, it's not the most cohesive group lol.
GILLIAN ANDERSON AS CAPTAIN GATES
Because I love when Gilly plays a hardass lol.
SASHA ALEXANDER AS LANIE PARISH
Because I love Maura on Rizzoli & Isles lol, so I basically transplanted her :P
DANNY PINO AS JAVIER ESPOSITO
Because I miss Scotty on Cold Case lol.
A.J. COOK AS KATE BECKETT
Ngl, I wanted to use Paget lol but AJ was a better match age-wise and she's a little softer, and I always think of Kate as actually being very soft but in a tough shell to mask it. And AJ's Canadian like Stana haha.
SIMON BAKER AS RICHARD CASTLE
Because I swear Patrick Jane and Rick Castle are the same person in parallel universes lol.
So I was gonna just finish with that, because I only have to do 5, but I felt weird recasting Castle and not Alexis, don't ask me why lol, so I did a last minute addition to the group.
ALEXZ JOHNSON AS ALEXIS CASTLE
She's a tad bit old to play Alexis, but Alexis is going off to college soon so I think they could get away with Alexz. And she has those bright, sparkling eyes like Simon. And she looks good blonde or redheaded (she was a redhead for a portion of the TV show she starred in), so they could keep her blonde like my new Castle, or keep her a redhead like Martha.