It seems like small screen adaptations are all the rage. Netflix’ The Witcher is still enjoying the top spot for the most on-demand TV adaptation ever, while fans are still clamouring for more of Netflix’ Castlevania. With the aforementioned in mind, and if rumours are to be believed, we may be getting a brand-new series based on Blizzard’s popular hero-shooter! As such, we figured we would finally release our ideal Overwatch TV series castings. You know, in case Activision Blizzard or anyone else involved with the project reads our posts.

Rumours only started to circulate recently, but they are based on strong assumptions. According to The Verge, recent LinkedIn profile updates for one of Activison Blizzard‘s executives are hinting heavily toward a television series for both Overwatch and Diablo. The executive in question, Nick Van Dyk, happens to be in charge of the same part of Activision Blizzard responsible television and movie projects, and he was also personally involved in developing and selling an as-of-yet-unpublished animated Overwatch TV series. Van Dyk also previously worked at Disney, where he helped the mouse acquire Pixar, and apparently sold a Diablo-style show to Netflix.

Source Activision Blizzard

It should be noted that a LinkedIn profile can be changed at will, and anyone can write pretty much anything they wish. The fact that these high-profile selling points have been added to an Activision Blizzard executive’s resume is something to take note of. Considering how real this seems, fans may expect a bunch of casting calls, news about high-profile castings, and more in the near future. While the chances are great that the Overwatch adaptation will likely be an animated project, we went one step further and decided to make our choices based on live action performances. You know, just in case.

As of this publication (March 2020), Overwatch boasts 31 heroes, split between three categories: Tanks, Support and Damage (this post). As such, we have split the posts in three, both for your convenience and our sanity. Simply check out the one you are most interested in! Without further ado, here is our perfect Overwatch tv series castings for all the Damage heroes.

Katie McGrath (Merlin) as Ashe
Alan Tudyk (Firefly) as Bastion
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Game of Thrones) as Doomfist
Brian Tee (Chicago Med) as Genji
Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai) as Hanzo
Ryan Kwanten (True Blood) as Junkrat
Kevin Costner (Dances with Wolves) as McCree
Tania Gunadi (League of Legends) as Mei
Yasmine Aker (FBI) as Pharah
Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal) as Reaper
Bryan Cranston (All the Way) as Soldier 76
Priyanka Chopra (Quantico) as Sombra
Indira Varma (Luther) as Symmetra
John-Rhys Davies (Lord of the Rings) as Torbjorn
Sienna Miller (American Woman) as Tracer
Léa Seydoux (Blue is the Warmest Colour) as Widowmaker

Some of the castings above may come as a surprise, while others will have been obvious picks right from the start. Our rationale behind the castings is that Overwatch boasts a wonderfully diverse roster, and this should be evident in any adaptation – whether live-action or otherwise. With this in mind, we tried to go with celebrities with the same nationalities as the heroes in question. The result is an amazing collection of heroes from pretty much all around the globe!

Do you agree with our picks? Who would you rather have chosen instead? Let us know!

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