About the PBS Period Drama – Mercy Street
The PBS period drama, Mercy Street is an original drama from the era of Civil War taking place in a Union Army hospital located in Alexandria. The first season of the show received over 3.3 million views. The first season was premiered in January, by executive producers, Ridley Scott and David Zucker.
Season 1 was set in 1862 where the city, Alexandria was governed by martial law. In the same season, Alexandria’s Mansion House luxury hotel was turned into a Union Army hospital and was taken over. Now after the fame of Season 1, Season 2 will focus on the lives of the soldiers, residents and medical staff through the war.
Casting Call for Extras for Mercy Street Filming in Richmond, Virginia
Season 2 of Mercy Street is currently under production and the casting crew is looking for some extras, models and actors who can play the roles. The shoot will take place in Richmond, Virginia. So, all actors living in the vicinity are encouraged to apply. Also, a new casting call for the role of a baby is out for the residents of Petersburg. The actors will be required to play hookers, spies and soldiers. In order to know more about the casting calls, check out the details below.
Casting Call Notice
The team is looking for some actors who can play in the filming scene. There are some roles for Richmond and Petersburg. If you have a flexible schedule and live in the nearby area, here is an opportunity for you. Check out more details below.
Casting Call for Spies
The team is looking for some actors who can confidently play spy. For this role, the producers require white men from 20 to 50 years of age. Additionally, they want great character faces with scars, facial hair, etc.
Casting Call for Hookers
The team is in search of white women actors who can play hooker. They should be very sexy and beautiful. Additionally, they should be young, from 20 to 30 years of age. Their hair color should be natural and dress size should be from 0 to 6.
Casting Call for Dead Soldiers
Some actors are required to play dead soldiers. They should be white men from 18 to 40 years of age. They should be physically fit and have a tough look. Actors willing to apply for this role should be free on the shoot date, Thursday, May 19, 2016 in Petersburg.
Casting Call for Grace’s Baby
The team is looking for an 8 to 10 month year old white babies who can play Grace’s baby. They should belong to Caucasian ethnicity only.
Casting Call for The Father
The team is also looking for a white male actor who can play The Father. The male actors should in his 50s. Also, he should have facial hair and have big brown eyes.
How to Apply?
If you think you fit in the description and are willing to apply for the roles, you are required to send your name, contact number, email ID, clothes sizes, weight, height, current city and state, and if you are a SAG AFTRA or not at MercyStreetExtrasCasting@gmail.com with the corresponding subject line.
All actors applying for the role must keep in mind that all these roles are paid and the team will compensate around minimum wage for the shooting day i.e. $64 for 8 hours of work. Casting directors are only looking for Richmond and Petersburg talent. Those who live in nearby areas should not submit. Apply soon, good luck!
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