‘The Gilded Age’ Season 3 Needs Talent + Other Great Background Casting Calls

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Those searching for extra-acting jobs have come to the right place. Each week, we update this roundup to include the latest gigs in the industry for background work. From Season 3 of “The Gilded Age” to a Netflix limited miniseries, these are the best background casting calls looking for talent now. 

“Survival Of The Thickest”

Background casting continues for Season 2 of Netflix’s “Survival Of The Thickest,” starring Michelle Buteau. Talent, aged 18 and older, is wanted to portray flirty models and trendy artists/art collectors in background roles. Filming will take place on July 22 in Brooklyn, New York City. Pay is $176–$216.

Want this gig? Apply here.

“The Gilded Age” Season 3

Grant Wilfrey Casting is seeking Albany, New York-area talent for Season 3 of the acclaimed HBO period drama series “The Gilded Age.” Young Black actors, aged 8–15, are now wanted for background roles at this time. There will be a fitting in July with the date TBD, followed by filming on Aug. 16. in the Albany/Troy, New York, area. Pay is $176–$216 for filming plus a fitting fee.

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Netflix Series “Sirens”

Grant Wilfley Casting is also seeking NYC and Long Island-based child talent, aged 6–8, to portray cab stand kids in the upcoming Netflix series miniseries “Sirens,” starring Julianne Moore, Meghann Fahy, and more. Filming will take place on July 15 in Long Island. Pay is $176.

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“Poker Face,” Season 2

Background casting continues Season 2 of the hit Peacock series “Poker Face,” starring created by Rian Johnson and starring Natasha Lyonne. NYC and Long Island-based talent, aged 6-65, is wanted to portray animal control cops and animal rescue volunteers, award show escorts, and more. Fitting dates will take place on July 1112 for several roles (fittings are not required for child roles). Filming will take place throughout July and August based on role and location. Pay is $176$218 per hour plus a fitting fee.

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“EEW”

Los Angeles-based talent, aged 18 and older, is wanted to portray office workers, bodyguards, banquet party guests, and more in background roles in an upcoming romantic comedy for streaming. Talent will work on July 11–18 in L.A. Pay is $75 per half-day and $150 per whole day of work.

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“Dean”

B.Y. Productions is seeking cast and crew for “Dean,” a feature biopic about James Dean. Actors, aged 8 and older, are wanted for various roles in the project, including background roles. Multiple roles will require partial nudity. Additionally, production is hiring multiple crew positions, including a head makeup designer, a director, and more. Talent will work from Oct. 14 and Jan. 17 in Los Angeles. Pay is $167 per day for all supporting actors and crew for up to 60 days of work. Background talent will receive $200–$500 per day. All talent will receive food, plus travel and housing if necessary.

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“Richland Heights” Season 2

Richland Heights,” a faith-based scripted series from Kingdom Salvation Films, is seeking actors, aged 18 and older, for various roles for its second season, including background roles portraying cheerleaders, football players, teachers, and students. Work dates are TBD. Pay is $100–$500 for up to two days of work, with travel, meals, and out-of-state accommodations provided.

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“Rowan Tree” Major Feature Film, Supporting Artists

Key Casting is seeking talent for “Rowan Tree,” the feature film adaptation of a best-selling novel from an Oscar-winning director and producing team. Talent, aged 17 and older, is wanted for various background roles. Production is especially seeking those with skills and experience in a trade such as construction, midwifery, baking, metal/woodwork, etc. Talent will work this summer in Herefordshire and Gloucestershire in the U.K. Pay is £120–£400 per day.

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“Étoile”

Background casting has begun for “Étoile,” a ballet drama series from Amazon Studios and Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino. Child and adult talent with ballet experience, aged 10–40, is wanted for background roles. Talent will work beginning in June through August in NYC. Pay is $250 for eight hours of work.

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“Kingpin” (Series Pilot)

The BLMC Group is currently seeking talent for the pilot of “Kingpin,” a drama series about a street lieutenant who becomes the most significant kingpin in the U.S. after meeting the love of his life. Actors, aged 18 and older, are wanted for various on-camera and voiceover roles, including background roles playing bodyguards, clubgoers, and more. Talent will work in Miami, Florida, with dates TBD. Pay is $250–$1,100 per day for up to 21 days of work, with travel, meals, and lodging provided for out-of-area talent.

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“Walking Enigmas”

Casting is underway for “Walking Enigmas,” an American crime-drama limited series about a man from New Orleans, Louisiana, who has taken it upon himself to complete his father's mission. In addition to talent, aged 23–74, for leads and supporting roles, including the protagonist Theodore, the production is seeking background actors, aged 18 and older. Filming will begin on July 13 in New Orleans. Pay is $50 for two hours of work.

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“Spider-Man: Fallout,” Fan Film

Casting is underway for “Spider-Man: Fallout,” a “Spider-Man” fan film set in a world where heroes are on the brink of peace and Miles Morales, a.k.a. Spider-Man, faces a slew of consequences when taking on Kindred, the city’s greatest nightmare. Georgia-based talent, aged 10–70, is wanted for various on-camera and voiceover roles, including background roles portraying pedestrians, protestors, police, and more. Stunt training will be required for specific background roles, including pilots, gunmen, and more. Additionally, production is hiring multiple crew positions, including a director, a makeup artist, and more. Talent will work in Fall 2024 in NYC, with rehearsals preceding three to six months prior. Pay is $50–$200 per week. 

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