This post originally appeared on Panels, which is now Book Riot Comics
We here at Panels are taking some much needed time off; in the meantime, we’re revisiting some favorite old posts from the last 6 months! We’ll see you back on July 8 with all new posts for your enjoyment.
This post originally ran on March 4, 2015.
By now you’ve probably heard that Matt Fraction and Kelly Sue DeConnick, along with various co-creators, have inked a deal with Universal TV to adapt some of their comics properties for television. First on the slate is Sex Criminals, Fraction and artist Chip Zdarsky’s Eisner- and Harvey-Award-winning comic from Image, about a couple who can stop time when they orgasm, and use that power to rob banks (for a good cause!). We at Panels HQ are totally stoked, and would like to offer you some dreamcasting suggestions. You know, like we do.
One half of our lead couple, Suzie is smart, compassionate, and willing to do just about anything to save her library. Emma Stone is great at comedy and goofy-facing her way into your heart. And can you imagine how hard she would rock the “Fat Bottomed Girls” scene? All the hard, guys. All the hard.
The other half of our stars is a hot mess – emphasis on both “hot” and “mess” – who’s mad as heck and not gonna take it anymore. Josh Peck is best known for his comedy, but made waves with his dramatic chops in The Wackness a few years back. He’d do a great job balancing Jon’s witty charm with a bottomless pit of self-loathing and neuroses. I’m… pretty sure that was a compliment.
Our heroes’ nemesis. Who is she? What is her deal? It’s a mystery. But hey, you know who’s great at wearing crazy outfits and looking like she takes no crap? Jenny from the block, that’s who.
Anna Kendrick is my dream best friend, and yours too. Why not have her play Suzie’s?
Jesse Williams might actually be the most beautiful person on the planet, which makes him the perfect choice for Suzie’s unsettlingly gorgeous gynecologist (and Jon’s childhood friend).
Jazmine St. Cocaine
The porn star of Jon’s adolescent dreams is clearly the role of a lifetime for Marissa Tomei. I mean, after all those Oscars and stuff.
What do you guys think? Who would you like to see sexing and criming on the teevee? (Keep it (relatively) clean in the comments, brimpers!)
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