Auditions for the Lead Role in New HBO Show Produced by Russell Simmons

A new HBO pilot is now in pre-production and seeking an experienced actor to fill the lead role.

Casting directors with Heery casting in Philadelphia will be auditioning experienced actors who fit the following physical description. Actors must be either African American or have a multi-ethnic look. The role is specified as being that of a young African American male. The project is looking for a very handsome man who is between the ages of 22 and 25.

The project is being produced for HBO and will be the first TV project for 12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen. The new series is a drama about a young African American man who is coming into New York’s elite society. Steve McQueen wrote a script along with Matthew Michael Carnahan who also wrote “World War Z“. Deadline reports that the series may be described as “Six Degrees of Separation meets Shame.

Russell Simmons is set to executive producer the pilot and also serving as producers will be Oscar winners Iain Canning and Emile Sherman.

Auditions for lead role in new HBO project

Please only apply if you are an experienced actor that fits the description. That is the only role they are currently looking to fill.

Heery Casting just released the following information on how to apply:

We are casting for the LEADING ROLE in a new HBO pilot, being directed by Steve McQueen (“12 Years a Slave.”)
We are looking for an Extremely handsome 22-35 year old man; MULTI-ETHNIC or AFRICAN AMERICAN. Must be an EXCELLENT ACTOR!
Both union and non-union talent will be considered.

Please email a picture/resume to:

Be sure to include your phone number in the body of the email.
You will be contacted if selected for an audition (in Philadelphia.)

No Phone calls please.

6 thoughts on “Auditions for the Lead Role in New HBO Show Produced by Russell Simmons”

  1. Albet Lincoln Dotson


  2. I heard about the casting of this show I want to know how I can audition for this casting. I have acting experience, I’ve done seven short films and have two more in the works. I would love to audition for this pilot series. If you let me know where the place is and what time to be there. Thank you hope to hear from you soon.

    1. These are not open auditions. You need to follow the instructions to submit your resume, headshot, etc. If selected, they will then call you to come in for an audition.

  3. Please inform me about Hollywood movies that have to be shot in India and the audition details.

  4. Good Evening, I am very interested in this role and I believe that I would be a great actor for the upcoming HBO show produced by Russel Simmons. I have a drive like no other and I am willing to do everything I can to be the actor you all are looking for; whatever it takes.

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