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.
Interested? Here is the casting call:
MR. MERCEDES (Charleston, SC) A series based on the Stephen King Novel. Filming thru May in Charleston, SC and it’s surrounding areas. Mondays -Fridays.
We will be needing a lot of Extras for various scenes coming up in the next few weeks. ALL Types, ALL Races. Fresh Faces needed.
We are always in need of those with 2011 or earlier (2011, 2009, 2007 etc..) non white vehicles as well.
If you have yet to submit for this show, please do such ASAP.
Submissions should include a current photo -which can be taken with a cell phone, Name, age, phone, height/weight,clothing sizes, color/make/model/year vehicle and city/state you reside.
Submissions should be sent to email@example.com with heading being Age, Ethnicity, Gender, City/State you reside.
Example -42, Asian Female,Charleston, SC
MR. MERCEDES (Charleston, SC) JUST IN -Needing for Tuesday 3/28. Caucasian GIRL, 7-9 yrs of age with sandy blonde/light brown hair.
Will be portraying a character’s daughter in a photograph. Must be ok holding a small/medium size tortoise. Since we do uotknow what time she will be needed yet -Must be 100% available on Tuesday.
We will be submitting photos for consideration-so please make sure the photo submitted is current.
Submissions should include a current photo, Child’s name, age,parent’s name, phone, height/weight,clothing sizes, city/state you reside.
Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with heading DAUGHTER REQUEST.