Casting in South Carolina
AT&T’s Audience Network has a new scripted series coming up and the show begins filming in SC in January of 2017. The show is “Mr. Mercedes,” a 10 episode series based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name. King’s novel came out in June 2014 and made the New York Times best-seller list. The book also won the Edgar Award for best novel. “Mr. Mercedes” is the first of a trilogy by written Stephen King. The trilogy consists of “Mr Mercedes,” 2015’s “Finders Keepers,” and “End of Watch.”
According to THR, Brendan Gleeson and Anton Yelchin were set to star, however, after Yelchin’s tragic death earlier this year, actor Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful) will be taking Yelchin’s role.
Mr. Mercedes focuses on a serial killer who plays a cat and mouse game with a retired police detective. The killer taunts the ex cop sending him a series of letters and e-mails and subsequently causes the detective to give up his retirement and pursue the killer once again.
Harry Treadaway plays Brady Hartsfield, a crazy ice cream truck driver and IT worker who likes to moonlight as the Mercedes Killer. Brendan Gleeson, will play a detective who is obsessed with tracking down the Mercedes Killer in hopes of stopping him before he has a chance to strike again.
“Mr. Mercedes” begins filming in January and will be in production for quite some time. The show is scheduled to film through June of 2017 in the Charleston area. Stephen Kinf fans will have some time to wait for the show’s premiere. “Mr. Mercedes” is currently set to premiere in 2018 on DirecTV and AT&T Uverse. David E. Kelley’ (“Ally McBeal”, “The Practice”) will executive produce with Jack Bender (“Lost,” “Under the Dome“) Jack Bender, also teamed up with Stephen King on CBS’s “Under the Dome.”
The show is gearing up to begin production and casting director Tona B. Dahlquist has announced a casting call for extras, featured extras, photo doubles and stand-ins. Casting directors for “Mr. Mercedes” are now accepting submissions from Charleston, South Carolina locals who are interested in working on the show.
Interested? Here is the casting call:
Want to be a part of Season 1? We are currently filming our season finale episode. Many Extras are needed! Filming in Charleston, SC.
Submissions should include a current photo, your name, phone, age, height/weight,clothing sizes, color/make/model/year vehicle and city/state you reside.
Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with heading being SEASON FINALE.
Mr. Mercedes (Charleston, SC) FEMALE STAND IN.
African American Female -5’8 /5’9, Slender Build, Must be available around 4:30 PM on Wednesday and able to work until 11pm or so. Pay Rate $125.
Submissions should be sent to email@example.com with heading WED STAND IN REQUEST.
Please include a current photo, name, age, phone, height weight,clothing sizes,city/state you reside.
Mr. Mercedes (Charleston, SC) 1 GALA COMMITTE MALE.
Professional Type 40’s -early 50’s. Most likely a 10 am or so call time. 1 MALE PAINTER -this person may have been helping paint the mural. Call time most likely around 10 am.
2 MALE BAR PATRONS….One with non White 2011 or earlier vehicle. 21 -35 years. Will most likely have a 4PM call time.
Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org with heading WED AVAIL.
Please include current photo, name, phone, age, height/weight,nothing sizes, color/make/model/year vehicle, city/state you reside
Mr. Mercedes (Charleston, SC) FEATURE ROLE -$125 Pay Rate.
African American or Bi Racial Female available Wed. 5/17 & Friday 5/19. Must be available BOTH Dates. Willing to portray Female Character Lou’s (Artist Girlfriend/Partner. Ages mid 20’s -mid 40’s. Cool/Hip type.
Director will photo select this person.
Submissions should be sent ASAP to email@example.com with heading LOU’S GIRLFRIEND.
Submissions must include a CURRENT photo -which can be taken with a cell phone, Name, Age, Phone, Height/Weight,Clothing Sizes, City/State you reside.
Do not submit for this request if not 100% day and evening on WED & FRIDAY.
Mr. Mercedes (Charleston, SC) FRIDAY 5/19 -HOSPITAL
Must be available any hours needed -day and evening…able to arrive whenever needed and stay as late as needed.
NEEDING DOCTORS, NURSES, PATIENTS, VISITORS…must be willing to portray ANY position. Please do not submit if only willing to be one of the characters listed (example doctor).
Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with heading Friday 5/19 HOSPITAL.
Please include a current photo, name, age, phone, height/weight,clothing sizes, city/state you reside.
Mr. Mercedes (Charleston, SC) Wednesday 5/17 -STILL NEEDING MALES!
7 Gala Worker Males ages 25 – 40.
1 Gala Committee Male 40’s -50 -Professional Type. Will be needing the morning and possibly until late evening.
7 Male Bar Patrons (21 – 34). Will be needed at some point in the afternoon and filming until late evening.
Submissions should be sent to email@example.com with heading WED. 5/17 AVAIL.
We only have a week and a half left for filming. DO NOT MISS OUT!
Mr. Mercedes (Charleston, SC) THURSDAY 5/18 -POLICE STATION.
These scenes may be filming splits -day and evening hours. Must be 100% available any hours needed. STILL NEEDING …
4 POLICE OFFICERS (one of which is female) All Races. Must be clean shaven, short neat haircut and no visible tattoos in short sleeve shirt.
10 DETECTIVES (some of which are female)
2 ADMINISTRATIVE TYPES (1 Male and 1 African American Female)
Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with heading POLICE STATION AVAIL.
Please include a current photo, name, age, phone, height/weight,clothing sizes, color/make/year/model vehicle and city/state you reside.
The Series MR. MERCEDES (based on the Stephen King Novel) is seeking Extras for the Season Finale episode.
Art Center Gala Guest, Police Officers and Security types, Gala VIPS, Vendors and more. Over 100 extras needed.
Seeking Males and Females-All RACES -Ages 18-80’s available for 3 Dates of filming. Many Males are needed.
Filming Dates -May 17, May 18, May 19.
Most will be needed ALL 3 dates. Only those 100% available all 3 dates should submit for this request. Please be aware these dates may be ALL night filming.This means call times each day could be in the afternoon and filming until the next morning.
Filming will take place in the Charleston area. All Extras are PAID.
Those interested may submit for consideration at email@example.com with heading GALA AVAIL.
Please include a current photo (which can be taken with a cell phone) Name, Phone, Age, Height/Weight,Clothing Sizes, Color/Make/Model/Year vehicle and City/State you reside in your submission.
Must be clean shaven with short neat hair cuts.
These folks will probably be needed around 3:00 and filming until 8pm or so. Filming in the Goose Creek area.
Can be guys we have used as Police before
Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with heading THURSDAY COPS.
Please make sure you submit a current photo, name, phone,age, height/weight, clothing sizes for uniform purposes and city/state you reside.
We need to submit soon -so if available and would like to be considered -let us know ASAP.
Mr. Mercedes (Charleston, SC) Season Finale episode.NEEDING MALES, ALL RACES. Ages 18 -80’s.
3 DATES -MAY 17, 18, & 19..Need Males to portray Dignitaries VIPS/Sponsors, Police Officers, Security, Gala Committee Members, Vendors and Guest for our 3 DATE GALA FILMING.
Please be aware filming hours for these scenes could go thru the entire evening until am hours. Submit to email@example.com with heading GALA AVAIL.
Please include a current photo, name, phone, age, height/weight,clothing sizes, city/state you reside in your submission message.
Only submit for this request if you are available ALL 3 DATES and 100% percent available day and evening hours.
Mr. Mercedes (Charleston, SC) Season Finale specialty request.
Please be aware these extras may be needed for 3 Dates of Filming -May 17, 18 & 19th. All must be fully available in case they are needed ALL 3 dates.
Filming for these request could require day and evening hours….with some of the filming dates going until morning hours.
Middle School/High School age Choir/Chorus Members.
Seeking Males and Females ages 14-18, all races with choir/chorus experience. We may be putting our own chorus today consisting of 14 members. Submit your child’s photo and information with heading CHORUS AVAIL. Please include their chorus/choir experience in their submission.
CARICATURIST -if you are an experienced/professional Caricature Artist -please submit with heading CARICATURIST. Please include a sample of you work in your submission.
Submissions must include a current photo, name, age, phone, height/weight,clothing sizes, city/state you reside and experience you have in talent area you are submitting for.
Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with heading as listed above.
MR. MERCEDES (Charleston, SC) SEASON FINALE EPISODE….3 DATE BOOKING NEEDS. Charleston Area. ALL RACES NEEDED.
Needing many GALA GUEST. Adults 18 and Up. Seniors are needed for a specific scene…so please submit.
We will be filming the Gala events over of course of 3 Dates -MAY 17th, MAY 18th & MAY 19th. I would assume most attendees will be needed ALL 3 DATES….or should at least be available all 3 in case needed.
These scene may be filmed in Splits -meaning day and night filming or may be Complete ALL Nighters -meaning arriving later afternoon and filming until the sun comes up next morning.
I do not have specifics yet. Anyone submitting should be fine working any hours needed -even the all nighters.
Extras for this scene may need Cocktail Attire, or Nice Business Wear. We would also like several in Formal wear. We are still waiting for additional wardrobe information…as some may be able to dress differently. It is a big event for the town in our episode. Please include if you have any of the mentioned type attire in your submissions email.
For this request we are using a specific email address….please pay attention to the email address listed.
Submissions should include a current photo, name, age, phone, height/weight,clothing sizes, color/make/year/model vehicle (as we may need some for the parking lot -2011 or earlier non white vehicles) and city/state you reside.
Submissions should be sent to email@example.com with heading 3 DATE GALA AVAIL.
Once again if NOT available ALL 3 dates -please do not submit for this request at this time.
Please use the firstname.lastname@example.org email address for this request.