Katie and Vanessa were joined by co-stars Constance Marie, D.W. Moffett, Lea Thompson, Lucas Grabeel, Sean Berdy as well as creator and executive producer Lizzy Weiss and executive producer Paul Stupin. Asked about the process of casting Daphne, Lizzy Weiss said that it was a very emotional experience. "We only opened it up to deaf and hard of hearing actresses, actually. It was really important to us that the actress who played the part had the experience, first of all, of being fluent in American Sign Language," Lizzy said.
"We opened it up to non actresses, to just anyone. It was an open casting call. And Paul and I just had a really emotional day. People came in, drove in for hours, said thank you so much for writing this, for having a character who is so well rounded, who happens to be deaf, who is a full, real person who's not just like a, you know, witness to a murder on another show. And they were just so excited that this could have the chance to go on TV."