Mercy Thompson Books from Patricia Briggs - wishing for a screen adaption. My ideas.

by LunaMercy | created - 13 Nov 2013 | updated - 12 Nov 2015 | Public

This List is work in progress and based on my personal ideas how I could see an adaption of these books, as a fan. For actual news please check out Patricia Briggs homepage. As far as I know the project is on hold for quite some years now.

Actors I would pick for an adaption of Mercy Thompson from Patricia Briggs. The most difficult roles to cast imo are Adam Hauptman and Bran, if you want to stay true to the books. Sam is a more complexe character than Adam. So for Adam you need an actor who plays clean cut character but who can be more apealing to the audience than many layered Sam. For Brand you need to find a 17 year old who at first glimps does look like a 17 year old but when required outdominates all the other and older Alphas. He needs to be able to play underlying power.

Imo two formats make sense for these books, either as Movie on the big screen (Superheros are dominating so this might be a nice alternative Genre) or Cable TV show if the market is not saturated already. A Network TV Show imo can not stay close to the source material due their need for long seasons. The books have a fast paced plot, so I would prefer a 10-13 episodes season.

Still looking for an actress with Native American ethnicity for Mercy. I am open for suggestions. Michelle Rodriguez was originally first on my list, Jessica Alba second. But I have drawn back from them.

1. Jason Rothenberg

Writer | The 100

Jason Rothenberg spent his early years in Hollywood being an assistant, but has now broken into the business as a screenwriter with selling a pair of screenplays to New Line, which in turn bought an additional pitch he's co-written. First is the Sci-fi thriller "The Fix" and then the drama "The ...

Showrunner and Producer

2. Debbie Moon

Writer | Wolfblood

Born in London, England, Debbie Moon now lives in the south of England. She began her career as a director for the stage, directing fringe theatre and small touring productions, but soon turned to writing. After several years developing feature and TV projects, teen werewolf series Wolfblood was ...

writer - I admire her consistancy and sensabilty she has poven on Wolfblood

3. Lexi Alexander

Director | Hooligans

A former World Karate and Kickboxing Champion, Lexi Alexander found her calling to become a filmmaker while traveling around the world competing and teaching martial arts seminars. Born in Mannheim, Germany, Lexi dreamed of eventually moving to Hollywood and made it a point to attend every karate ...

Who better to direct a character like Mercy? Both have a black belt in Karate!

4. Devery Jacobs

Actress | American Gods

Devery Jacobs was born on August 8, 1993 in Kahnawake, Quebec, Canada as Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs. She is an actress and writer, known for American Gods (2017), Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2013) and Cardinal (2017).

Mercy - have only seen trailers with her, but I could see her as Mercy.

5. Taron Egerton

Actor | Kingsman: The Secret Service

Taron Egerton is a British actor and singer, known for his roles in the British television series The Smoke, the 2014 action comedy film Kingsman: The Secret Service, and the film Rocketman (2019). He has also played Edward Brittain in the 2014 drama film Testament of Youth, appeared in the 2015 ...

Bran - Kingsman convinced me he can pull of beeing the Alpha of Alphas and at the same time have the ability to hide his dominance as only Bran is able to do. Then I checked his bio - look at that he was born in Wales.... Format: Movie on Silver Screen Genre combined with thriller/action (depending on book)

6. Richard Madden

Actor | Game of Thrones

Richard Madden, born 18 June 1986, is a Scottish stage, film, and television actor best known for portraying Robb Stark in the HBO series "Game of Thrones" and Prince Kit in Disney's "Cinderella." Starring as David Budd in the BBC miniseries "Bodyguard" has also brought him more international ...

Sam - would a Scott play a Welsh? Format: TV Series Cable or Silver Screen Genre: combination of Drama/Fantasy more The 100 a tid bit like Bitten (not TVD).

7. Peter Mooney

Actor | Rookie Blue

Peter Mooney was born on August 19, 1983 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He is an actor and writer, known for Rookie Blue (2010), Camelot (2011) and The Prodigy (2019). He has been married to Sarah Power since July 1, 2017.

Adam - did you see him on Rookie Blue as Nick Collins. That is how I pictured Adam. Format: Movie on Silver Screen or TV Show Cable Genre combined with thriller/action

8. Neil Patrick Harris

Actor | How I Met Your Mother

Neil Patrick Harris was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on June 15, 1973. His parents, Sheila Gail (Scott) and Ronald Gene Harris, were lawyers and ran a restaurant. He grew up in Ruidoso, New Mexico, a small town 120 miles south of Albuquerque, where he first took up acting in the fourth grade. ...

Thank You Sandy Renee Dymalski for this genious input.


9. Brendan Gleeson

Actor | The Guard

Brendan Gleeson was born in Dublin, Ireland, to Pat and Frank Gleeson. From a very young age, he loved to learn, especially reading classical text in and outside the classroom. He took great attention to Irish play writers such as Samuel Beckett, which eventually led to him performing in his high ...

Zee - so my idea of an adaption is changing a bit. Going more the character based route I would pick him as Zee.

10. Robbie Kay

Actor | Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Robbie Kay was born on September 13, 1995 in Lymington, Hampshire, England. He is an actor, known for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011), Fugitive Pieces (2007) and Blood Fest (2018).

Bran - his performance as Peter Pan on Once upon a time really convinced me he could be the ALPHA despite his young age. Format: TV Series Cable or Network Genre: combination of Drama/Fantasy more The 100 a tid bit like Bitten (not TVD).

11. Dylan O'Brien

Actor | Teen Wolf

Dylan O'Brien was born in New York City, to Lisa Rhodes, a former actress who also ran an acting school, and Patrick B. O'Brien, a camera operator. His father is of Irish descent and his mother is of English, Spanish, and Italian ancestry. Dylan grew up in Springfield Township, Union County, New ...

Bran - check out season 3 of Teen Wolf. He can be very dominant if need be. Format: TV Series or Silver Screen Genre: combination of Drama/Fantasy more The 100 a tid bit like Bitten (not TVD).

12. Christian Antidormi

Actor | Spartacus: Blood and Sand

Christian Antidormi was born on May 20, 1992 in Sydney, Australia. He is an actor, known for Spartacus (2010), Strike Back (2010) and Home and Away (1988).

I have seen him on Strike Back and he really stared down one of the leads on S5E4. This screamed werewolf to me. Regarding his age I thought Bran, nut sure though he is able to hide ALPHA demeanor behind a boyish face. Also can see him as Adam.

13. Michelle Lukes

Actress | Strike Back

Michelle Lukes is a mixed race, British actress from London. She trained at Bristol Old Vic and graduated in 2007 winning the Newton Blick award for versatility. Michelle is best known for playing Series Regular Sgt Julia Richmond in the HBO/Sky production 'Strike Back', and Lisa Torres in the BBC ...

Mercy - tough, sexy and handsome. Format: TV Series Cable Genre: combination of Drama/Fantasy more The 100 a tid bit like Bitten (not TVD).

14. Alisha Newton

Actress | Heartland

Born and raised in Vancouver Canada, Alisha Newton has been appearing in TV and film for over a decade and has been seen in well over 100 hours of prime time television. Her first big role came as a series regular for "The Wyoming Story", an Amy Sherman-Palladino pilot for CW/WarnerBros. ...

Mercy or young Mercy. If it still will take time until these books make it on the screen she would be a great choice by then. But I can see Alisha as young Mercy giving trouble to Bran while growing up. Format: TV Series Cable Genre: combination of Drama/Fantasy more The 100 a tid bit like Bitten (not TVD).

15. James McAvoy

Actor | Split

McAvoy was born on 21 April 1979 in Glasgow, Scotland, to Elizabeth (née Johnstone), a nurse, and James McAvoy senior, a bus driver. He was raised on a housing estate in Drumchapel, Glasgow by his maternal grandparents (James, a butcher, and Mary), after his parents divorced when James was 11. He ...

Sam - another Scott as Welsh? Format: Movie on Silver Screen Genre combined with thriller/action (depending on book)

16. Robbie Amell

Actor | The Duff

Along with his sister, Robert Patrick Amell started acting when he was just six years old. At sixteen, he started to land theater roles at Lawrence Park Stage in plays such as Louis and Dave, Picasso at the Lapin Agile and The Importance of Being Earnest. The experience brought Robbie to realize ...

Mhhm of course in the books most are much younger then my first choices. Going with a younger cast I could at some point see Robbie Amell as Adam, if he is willing to do a military type (remember he could not picture himself as controlled Oliver on Arrow) but seeing his FIRESTORM performance as Victor Garber convinced me.... I could see him beeing Adam Hauptman with a more laid back attitude Format: Movie on Silver Screen or TV Show Genre combined with Drama, colourful world building (depending on book)

17. Luke Evans

Actor | Dracula Untold

Luke George Evans was born in Pontypool, Wales, and grew up in Aberbargoed, in the south of Wales. He is the son of Yvonne (Lewis) and David Evans. He moved to Cardiff at the age 17. He then won a scholarship to the London Studio Centre, and graduated in 2000.

He starred in many of London's West End...

Adam or Sam, Luke Evans really can do both. He is also a great singer and comes from Wales. So he would be natural Sam. But I can also see him as Adam, he could bring a much more complex Adam to screen. If there would be a new interpration of these characters, like switching their backgrounds, I'd love to see Luke Evans as Adam with Sams background. Format: Movie on Silver Screen Genre combined with thriller/action (depending on book)

18. Richard Flood

Actor | Crossing Lines

Richard Flood was born on July 28, 1982 in Dublin, Ireland. He is an actor, known for Crossing Lines (2013), Killing Kennedy (2013) and The Unseen (2017). He has been married to Gabriella Pession since September 3, 2016. They have one child.


19. Jesse Williams

Actor | The Cabin in the Woods

Jesse Wesley Williams born August 5, 1981 is an American actor, model, and activist, best known for his role as Dr. Jackson Avery on the ABC Television series Grey's Anatomy. He also appears in the hit 2013 film Lee Daniels' The Butler as real life civil rights leader Rev. James Lawson. Previous ...


20. Jason Momoa

Actor | Aquaman

Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa was born on August 1, 1979, in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is the son of Coni (Lemke), a photographer, and Joseph Momoa, a painter. His father is of Hawaiian descent and his mother, who is from Iowa, is of mostly German ancestry. Jason was raised in Norwalk, Iowa, by his ...

Darryl - I think Momoa would portray a great werewolf. After seeing his performance on The Red Road it just screams ALPHA and not second. Format: Movie on Silver Screen or TV Show Cable Genre combined with Drama/Thriller, colourful world building (depending on book)

21. Rupert Grint

Actor | Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint was born in Harlow, Essex, England, the elder son of Joanne (Parsons) and Nigel Grint, who dealt in memorabilia. The first of 5 children, Rupert has one brother and 3 sisters. His brother James was born when Rupert was a year old, Georgina and Samantha were born in 1993...

Ben - as Ron grew up on Harry Potter the more range you could see with Rupert Grint. I see him definitly pulling of tortured Ben. Format: Movie on Silver Screen Genre combined with Drama/thriller/action (depending on book)

22. Cerith Flinn

Actor | Wolfblood

Cerith Flinn is an actor and writer from Llanelli, South West Wales. He attended Gorseinon College of Performing Arts in Swansea. He was part of the NYTW (National Theatre of Wales) before obtaining a place at the prestigious Drama Centre London where he trained for three years graduating with a BA...

Ben, have a look at his scenes on Wolfblood

23. Lisa Gormley

Actress | Home and Away

Lisa Gormley is best known for her role as 'Bianca Scott' in the long running Australian serial drama, 'Home & Away'. Previous to this Lisa studied at Sydney's National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) providing her with the skills and knowledge to work proficiently across theatre, film and ...


24. Bob Morley

Actor | The 100

Bob Morley was born on December 20, 1984 in Kyneton, Victoria, Australia as Robert Morley. He is an actor, known for The 100 (2014), Home and Away (1988) and Road Kill (2010). He has been married to Eliza Taylor since May 6, 2019.


25. Adina Porter

Actress | American Horror Story

Adina Porter was born and raised in New York City, more specifically, The South Bronx. She is a first generation American; her father was born and spent his youth in Sierra Leone, Africa, while her mother was born in Bermuda. As a young child, Porter entertained her parents by staging plays in the ...

I have not thought about her role yet, but I want her part of this universe, she is amazing on The 100. Will think about it, maybe change the ethnic background of a character.

26. Robson Green

Actor | Touching Evil

Robson Golightly Green was born on 18 December 1964 in Hexham, Northumberland, England, to Robson and Ann Green. He has two sisters, Dawn and Joanna; a wife, Vanya Seager; and a son (born in 2000). He began his TV/film career on Casualty (1986) as hospital porter Jimmy Powell. He then appeared in ...

Alistair Beauclaire (Book 8), slim features. On Strike Back he has been able to show vulnerabilty and a commanding presence when needed.

27. Vincent D'Onofrio

Actor | Men in Black

Vincent Phillip D'Onofrio was born on June 30, 1959 in Brooklyn, New York, to Phyllis, a restaurant manager and server, and Gene D'Onofrio, a theatre production assistant and interior designer. He is of Italian descent and has two older sisters. He studied at the Actors Studio and the American ...

Don't know why I did not ad him sooner, since I pictured him as Zee from the beginning (even if he is not blond).

28. Stephen Peacocke

Actor | Hercules

Stephen is an Australian actor known for Home and Away (1988), Hercules (2014), Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016), and Me Before You (2016). He grew up in Dubbo in central western New South Wales, worked as a jackaroo on a large-scale sheep and cattle station west of Bourke, and graduated from the ...

Keep an eye out for him. I can easily see him as a werewolf. As an actor he does love to be challanged, so why not him as David Christiansen. If we want to stay close to the books than Adam Hauptmann and him have to be the same age though.

29. Erin Karpluk

Actress | Being Erica

Erin Karpluk was born on October 17, 1978 in Jasper, Alberta, Canada as Erin Marie Karpluk. She is an actress and producer, known for Being Erica (2009), Reasonable Doubt (2014) and Godiva's (2005).

Anna Cornick from Alpha & Omega

30. Santiago Cabrera

Actor | Big Little Lies

Santiago Cabrera was born in Caracas, Venezuela, to Chilean parents, and grew up in London, Romania, Toronto, and Madrid. Although he considers Santiago, Chile, his hometown, he splits his time between London and Los Angeles.

Cabrera trained at London's prestigious Drama Centre under renowned ...


31. Maggie Q

Actress | Divergent

Margaret Denise Quigley was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to a father of Polish and Irish descent (originally based in New York) and a Vietnamese mother. Her parents met during the Vietnam War. Maggie has two older half-siblings from her mother's previous marriage, and two older sisters. The family ...

Aurielle - she can pull off the elegence of the character and she knows how to fight

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