Season 2 of 'Girls' Begins Production, Now Casting Extras in NYC

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Production has begun in New York this week on the second season of the HBO half-hour comedy series "Girls," and Central Casting is currently hiring extras for the Brooklyn-based show. Shooting is scheduled through late August in New York.

Created, written, and directed by Lena Dunham, "Girls" stars Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, and Zosia Mamet as a group of girls in their early 20s who face frequent humiliations and rare triumphs as they come of age in New York City.

Casting director Robb Fitzgerald is casting males and females of various ages and ethnicities to portray the following background roles: "hipster" types; people with tattoos and visible piercings; novelty dancers, such as contact dancers, break dancers, hula hoopers, ribbon dancers, and contortionists; cyclists and skaters with their own bikes and/or skateboards; and older Polish types.

For more information and to apply, view the full casting notices on (Subscription required.) The producers are seeking submissions from both union and nonunion background talent.

Fitzgerald's TV credits for Central Casting New York include "Blue Bloods," "Law & Order," "How to Make It In America," and "Glee." He has also cast extras for feature films including "The Amazing Spider-Man," "Going the Distance," and "W.E."

"Girls" airs Sunday nights on HBO.

Daniel Lehman is a staff writer for Back Stage. Follow him on Twitter: @byDanLehman