Speaking Roles for AMC “TURN” in Virginia

02/11/2014

AMC’s newest series “TURN” is in production in central Virginia and casting directors at Arvold casting have just released a new casting call for speaking roles in an episode that will be filming shortly. The shows producers are seeking to cast 9 speaking roles for an episode that will be filming starting on the 20th.

This episode will film Thursday, Feb. 20th – Monday, March 3rd. Arvold casting is looking for actors who are fairly local to central Virginia and within a reasonable driving distance.

Turn” is about the revolutionary war and casting directors at Arvold are looking for people who can pass as being from that time period. Examples of that would be… no body modification or visible tattoos and longish hair.

TURN is based on the novel written by Alexander Rose called Washington’s Spies. The series is about Revolutionary War soldiers who are part of a spy ring during the Revolutionary war.The show is written by Craig Silverstein and directed by Rupert Wyatt. Set in the summer of 1778, “Turn” tells the story of New York farmer, Abe Woodhull, who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring, an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America’s fight for independence.

AMC Turn Open Call Richmond

Casting directors are looking to fill the following paid speaking roles:

CAPTAIN BLAKE: Late 20’s – 40’s, Caucasian. A British POW Officer who handles the trading of prisoners of war, an event that requires the strictest adherence to protocol at all times. Equestrian skills and British accent mandatory.

CAPTAIN HENRY: Late 20’s – 40’s, Caucasian. A patriot who is determined to please his leader, George Washington, and will not bend the rules no matter the situation, lest his neck end up in a noose. His accent should have a British flavor to it, somewhere between an English and an American accent, reminding us that the colonies were still very tied to England and that these families had only been here for a few generations.

SINGING LIEUTENANT: 20’s – 30’s, Caucasian. Guest at a party, Sings the jaunty drinking song “Soldier, Soldier, Will You Marry Me?” The Lieutenant has been immersed in drunken debauchery all night and belts out the “male” part of the song in a boozy haze. British accent.

SINGING CAPTAIN: Late 20’s – 40’s, Caucasian. Guest at a party, Sings the jaunty drinking song “Soldier, Soldier, Will You Marry Me?” The Captain is two-sheets to the wind and belts out the “girl” part of the song in a boozy haze. British accent.

MERCHANT: 30’s – 60’s, Caucasian. Intervenes when he sees Abigail and Anna quarrelling in the market, concerned that Anna is being hassled by a woman he assumes is a slave. His accent should have a British flavor to it, somewhere between an English and an American accent, reminding us that the colonies were still very tied to England and that these families had only been here for a few generations.

REDCOAT GUARD: 20’s – 40’s, Caucasian, Very much wants to do his job well in order to impress his superiors, he is persuaded to make an exception for an uninvited guest at the threat of displeasing his boss. British accent.

DRUNK REDCOAT OFFICER: 20’s – 50’s, Caucasian, Guest at a party, very intoxicated, plays a game called “Who Would You Kill?” with his fellow partygoers. British accent.

DANIEL WEIR: 30’s – 40’s, Caucasian. British quartermaster & Commissary General, fixated on acquiring more supplies and land for the British army by confiscating it from the colonists, willing to “adjust” certain procedures to pillage and plunder as he pleases. Authentic British accent mandatory.

CONTINENTAL LIEUTENANT: 20?s – 30?s, Caucasian. A Continental soldier who has the misfortune of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, suffering a gunshot wound amidst what is meant to be a peaceful prisoner exchange. His accent should have a British flavor to it, somewhere between an English and an American accent, reminding us that the colonies were still very tied to England and that these families had only been here for a few generations.

Those interested in applying for the available roles can get more information about how to apply for them on the casting directors website.

The AMC new series will premiere shortly, within a few months in the spring of 2014. AMC has released the shows trailer / teaser. Check it out!



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