While Frank and Rod­kin knew that they wanted Delilah to be played by Cissy Jones, who they’d worked with on The Walk­ing Dead: Sea­son

One, find­ing the right Henry proved very hard. “It took months,” Remo re­calls. “We heard so many auditions, and this is noth­ing against any of the ac­tors be­cause there were a lot of re­ally tal­ented peo­ple who read, but there was just some­thing about the ma­te­rial that de­manded a par­tic­u­lar per­son. And un­til we found that per­son, it was re­ally dispir­it­ing. At times I thought, ‘We’re prob­a­bly just not go­ing to have a great male voice ac­tor.’ I reached a point where I’d ac­cepted that Delilah would be good and Henry would just be fine, but that it would be OK as the player would do a lot of that work for us be­cause they’re choos­ing what to say and so emo­tion­ally in­vested au­to­mat­i­cally.” Af­ter a gru­elling few months, the team lis­tened to an au­di­tion from Mad­men ac­tor Rich Som­mer, and ev­ery­thing fi­nally clicked into place. “It was just like, ‘Oh! Thank god!’” says Remo. “When we heard his au­di­tion, lit­er­ally ev­ery­one on the team was like, ‘Oh, OK, we’re done.’ And it wasn’t even that he was the best out of ev­ery­one we’d heard – it was that he was clearly the only even re­motely plau­si­ble op­tion.” Un­usu­ally for such a rel­a­tively small project, Jones and Som­mer recorded their lines to­gether. “We had to do that be­cause it was so in­ti­mate,” Remo ex­plains. “These peo­ple are ba­si­cally the only other hu­man that each speaks to for months. With­out record­ing at the same time, I don’t think that rap­port could pos­si­bly have been de­vel­oped to the same de­gree.”

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