Stephen King’s “Mr. Mercedes” Casting Extras in Charleston, SC


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 new show is “Mr. Mercedes,” a 10 episode show 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.

Mr. Mercedes casting call

Interested? Here is the casting call:


1) PHOTO FAMILY -I need the following for a photo that will be used in a scene.It will a character’s family. May have to come in for a photo shoot. Beautiful Caucasian Female 30′s, Beautiful girl/daughter 7 and handsome boy/son 5. We would like to submit photos for the Director to select from on Monday morning. Please submit ASAP with heading PHOTO FAMILY.
2) MONDAY 2/27 Goose Creek & Charleston areas -Sill needing
2 Female shoppers with Cars…..will be going thru those that have previously submitted. 1 African American Police officer type (not needed until 4;30 pm in CHARLESTON)
3) WED 3/1 -KIDS with bmx style BIKES ..several that can do easy tricks….others do not have to. Ages 12-14 AND 7 ADULT Neighbor types with cars (2011 or earlier non white vehicles)
Submissions should be sent to with heading being what you are submitting for.
Submissions should include current photo,name,phone, age, height/weight,clothing sizes, color/make/year/model vehicle, city/state you reside.

MR. MERCEDES (Charleston, SC) Needing for MONDAY 2/27

5 Store CUSTOMERS with non white 2011o r earlier vehicles. (This means 2011, 2009, 2005 etc…).
5 POLICE officers for scene later in the day. This is flashback scene so prefer to use those not seen as officers last week at our station.

However may be able to use those that worked as Detectives. Please include your height/weight and complete sizes for uniform/wardrobe purposes.
Submissions should be sent to with heading MONDAY 2/27 AVAIL.
Submissions should include a current photo, name, age, phone, height/weight,clothing sizes, color/make/model/year vehicle, city/state you reside.
If already in our files for this show, you can simply send an I am available message.

Extras casting call in SC

We excited to announce our next Project.

The 10 Episode TV Series Mr. Mercedes will be filmed in Charleston, SC and surrounding towns. Filming to begin in January.
All Ages, All Races & All Types Needed.

Those submitting to work as Extras or Stand Ins should be from the general area, within a short driving distance or willing to work as a local hire. No housing, travel, gas bumps will be given.

We are asking those submitting to please snap a CURRENT photo of yourself. This photo can be taken with your cell phone. We need a recent photo that currently reflects you, your hair color, style and hair length as well as any facial hair you may have.

Submissions should include 2 current photos (one full length & one close up).
Submissions for this project must include ALL information listed below in order to be processed. Failure to include all information will delay your submission process.

2 CURRENT Photos (one full length & one close up)
NAME, (if a minor -parents name should be included as well)
MEN -Jacket, Dress Shirt -Neck & Sleeve, Casual Shirt -such as T-shirt or Polo, Pants -Waist & Inseam, Shoe.
FEMALES – Measurements -Chest/Waist/Hips, Dress, Shirt, Pants, Shoe
VEHICLE INFORMATION -Color/Make/Year/Model. Our show is based in the year 2009. We will be needing those with vehicles 2009 or older ( example 1995, 2000, 2005)

Submissions should be sent to with heading being your Age, Race, Gender and City/State you reside.
Example -52, Hispanic Male, Goose Creek, SC.

Pay Rate for Extras -$64 for first 8 hours or less (time & half after 8).
Pay Rate for Stand Ins – $125 for 12 hours.


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4 thoughts on “Stephen King’s “Mr. Mercedes” Casting Extras in Charleston, SC

  1. Matthew Walczak

    Always have been a S. king fan since I was little. Read his biography in school. I’d love the opportunity to be in this series. I’m 29, although everyone says I look 24. I’m a male with past acting experience. Again, it would be an honor to have a place in this show. Thank you

    1. Matthew

      I too am a huge fan and it would be awesome to be a part of this excitement. I am 36 years old, white male and I too look barely old enough to be in college. I have been looking for a way to get my foot in the door into Hollywood and radio broadcasting, if I would be given that chance, major role or not. I know I have competition as I have had no formal acting classes before but I am a quick study.

  2. Shelia Gearhart

    What email address should I use to submit my information? Thanks in advance.

    1. erica Post author

      The email addy is listed on the casting notice as is a list of what to submit to be considered for the roles.


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