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Now Casting: Join AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ in a Background Role + More

Now Casting: Join AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ in a Background Role + More
Photo Source: Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC

In today’s casting roundup, get the opportunity to walk alongside Sheriff’s Deputy Rick Grimes this summer. AMC’s hit series “The Walking Dead” is looking for actors in background roles for a shoot this month in Georgia! There are also roles available in the new Amazon series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” a short film, and an independent science fiction film.

AMC’s hit series “The Walking Dead,” centered on Sheriff’s Deputy Rick Grimes as he leads a group of survivors in a world overrun by zombies, is seeking very thin male and female actors, aged 18–70, to play background roles in the upcoming season. The production shoots July 10 in Senoia, Georgia. Some pay will be provided. Apply now!

Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” a new series about “a housewife in the 1950s [who] decides to become a stand-up comic,” is seeking male and female talent to play background roles in its first season. Actors 18–39 and 40–60 are needed to portray young and middle-aged people, respectively, in the 1950s. All talent must be OK with getting a ’50s haircut, should be comfortable working around smoke, and not be allergic to wool. Fitting dates are TBD in Brooklyn, and the production shoots TBD in July and August in the NYC area. Pay is in accordance with SAG BG rate for union actors, and $154 for 12 hours for nonunion actors. Apply now!

Casting is underway for “Trigger,” a short film that follows “the theft of a gun as it exchanges hands and is involved in all types of situations.” Male and female talent aged 18–46 are sought to play several supporting roles throughout the film. There is also a supporting role available for a young male actor ages 12–16. There will be an open casting call on July 19 in NYC. Shoot date is TBD. Pay is $100 per day, plus food. Apply now!

The independent science-fiction horror feature film “Human Plus” is currently casting three roles. A male actor ages 18–39 and a female actor ages 18–25 are needed for two lead roles. Both actors should be in good shape and able to run short distances, as well as be able “to perform extreme fear in a low-lit, dark environment.” There is also a supporting role available for a male actor ages 18–25 who is able to make dying, gurgling noises. The production rehearses mid-July and shoots July 22–25 in the L.A. area. Pays is $125 per day, plus meals and credit. Apply now!

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