FOX’s “The Exorcist” TV Series Cast Call in Chicago – Featured Roles & Extras

By | 08/04/2016

FOX’s upcoming “The Exorcist” TV series is now casting in Chicago

The show is beginning production on season 1 and casting directors for the show have released casting calls for many different types and many dates. “The Exorcist”  filmed the pilot over the spring months and now FOX has ordered a full season. According to FOX, “The Exorcist”  television series is a modern re-telling of the story. The show was ordered by FOX back in May and the season should hit the air this fall.  The new show is based on William Peter Blatty’s 1971 novel, The Exorcist.  The network describes the show as “a propulsive, serialized psychological thriller following two very different men tackling one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession, and confronting the face of true evil.

The Exorcist re-make will follow a pair of priests as they become entangled with a family whose members may be suffering from demonic possession.  Alfonso Herrera plays Father Tomas, Kurt Egyiawan plays Father Bennett and Ben Daniels will be playing another priest, Father Marcus. Some months back, the show cast Geena Davis to play Angela Rance, a woman who approaches her priest about her suspicions of demonic spirits invading her home. Also in the cast are Brianne Howey who plays Katherine Rance, Hannah Kasulka is Casey Rance, Alan Ruck is Henry Rance and Giu Carol plays a character named Paloma. Seems her suspicions of demons in the house where on point as David Hewlett has been cast in “The Exorcist” as the voice of the demon.

Casting call for Exorcist TV series

Be sure to also see Casting Call for “The Exorcist” Season 1 in Chicago

The Exorcist cast call information:

The first two episodes, 102 and 103, of The Exorcist are block filming, which means they will film simultaneously over the 18 days, starting August 2nd through August 25th. It will be a Monday through Friday schedule.

We believe several of the roles established in the next two episode will be recurring. They aren’t core groups per se, meaning you won’t necessarily work every episode, but when the roles are recalled, we will check the people who previously played those roles to see if you are available before we reach out to new people.

Note: Having open availability on these dates is very important because the schedule is going to have day shoots, split calls and overnights. The schedule is in flux, and still very much subject to change. Typically, the later in the week, the later the call. For example, this means that Monday would be more likely to be a day shoot, a Wednesday a split call (approximately 12:00pm call time), and a Friday overnight. This isn’t set in stone, it is just a guideline.

Wednesday, 8/10
Upscale Hotel Patrons: Female, 24 – 70 yoa, African American – you should have upscale wardrobe if you are applying for this role.

Upscale Hotel Patron w/Upscale Car: Male/Female, Age 22 – 55 yoa, Any Ethnicity, you should have upscale wardrobe if you are applying for this role. Please also make sure to give us the make, model, year and COLOR of your vehicle.

Thursday, 8/11
Tourists: Male/Female, Age 22 – 65 yoa, Any Ethnicity

Thursday, 8/18 and Friday, 8/19
El Train Riders: Male/Female, 25 – 65 yoa, Any Ethnicity – we are looking for a wide variety of people who would be riding the El Train including party girls, late night cleaning crew, baseball fans, frat boys, etc. There will be a stunt being performed during this scenes, so we are looking for athletic types and/or people who are quick on their feet and take direction well. You must also not get motion sickness, the El Train will be making the loop during the entire shoot. (you must be available to work both the overnight shoots).

Thursday, 8/25
Old Hag: Female, 55 – 75 yoa, Any Ethnicity – this woman continues to stare at one of the main actors in the scene. You should look “ugly and scary” in your submission.

Bus Station Pedestrians: Male/Female, 18 – 70 yoa, Any Ethnicity.

Tuesday, 8/16 and Wed, 8/17 (you do not have to be available both dates)
Homeless: Female/Male, 18 – 65 yoa, Any Ethnicity.

If interested and available, send an email with the following to extras4theexorcist@gmail.com:

1) Put the role you’re submitting for in the subject line of your email (i.e., Hotel Patron 8/10 or Homeless 8/17.) Please label the subject line with all of the roles you wish to be considered for.

2) Include name, age, height, weight, phone number, current zip code and email address.

3) Send 2 RECENT, candid photos of yourself (one full length and one from the shoulders up so we can clearly see your face) preferably in the role you’re submitting for! The better the photo quality, the better your chance of being chosen.

4) NAME YOUR JPEG WITH YOUR FULL NAME!

5) Let us know if you have worked on the pilot, and if so, what role(s) you’ve played.

We will contact you if you are in consideration.

Other Roles that may still be available:

PROJECT: The Exorcist Episodes 102/103 

NON-UNION EXTRA
RATE: $84/8 + $35 Car Bump + $25 Special Ability Bump
LOCATION: Chicago
SHOOT DATE: Thurs., 8/11

PEDESTRIANS W/FOLLOW CARS: 
Male/Female, Any Ethnicity, Age Range: 21-65. We are looking for someone that is comfortable and capable to be a follow car in the scene. This means you must be an experienced driver in the city and must take direction well. This will be filming downtown Chicago, so you must have knowledge of city streets. We are looking for anyone that drives within their job field which can include; a police, EMT, taxi/uber/lyft driver, truck driver, delivery driver, etc. Please list the year, make, model, and color of your car and your driving experience in your submission. No red, white or black cars.

If interested and available, send an email with the following to extras4theexorcist@gmail.com:
1) Put the role you’re submitting for in the subject line of your email (i.e., PEDESTRIAN W/ FOLLOW CAR) Please label the subject line with all of the roles you wish to be considered for.

Junkie extra

RATE: $84/8
LOCATION: Chicago
SHOOT DATE: Tues., 8/9

JUNKIE: Male, Caucasian or Ethnically Ambiguous, 22 to 55 yoa. We are looking for someone who is very thin and will be comfortable being portrayed as a junkie on TV. You MUST be comfortable with stage makeup that will be applied to your face that will be portrayed as facial lesions. You may need to come in for a makeup test before the shoot date.

NOTE: If we have you come in for a makeup test – we will pay you a $25 bump.

If interested and available, send an email with the following to extras4theexorcist@gmail.com:
1) Put the role you’re submitting for in the subject line of your email (i.e., JUNKIE.) Please label the subject line with all of the roles you wish to be considered for.

Be sure to also include:

2) Include name, age, height, weight, phone number, current zip code and email address.
3) Send 2 RECENT, candid photos of yourself (one full length and one from the shoulders up so we can clearly see your face) preferably in the role you’re submitting for! The better the photo quality, the better your chance of being chosen.
4) NAME YOUR JPEG WITH YOUR FULL NAME!
5) Let us know if you have worked on the pilot, and if so, what role(s) you’ve played.

We will contact you if you are in consideration.

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Also, the following roles may still be available:

Friday, 8/5

Neighborhood People: Female/Male, 18 – 65 yoa, African American. We may use a few beater cars in this scene, so if you have a vehicle that fits that description, please include make, model, color and year of your car in the submission. The car must be in good, working condition.
Police/CSI/Detectives: Female/Male, 24 – 60 yoa, Any Ethnicity

Monday, 8/8
Scary Priest: Male, 60 – 70 yoa, Caucasian. We are looking for a frail, but frightening priest.

Tuesday, 8/9
Diners: Male/Female, 18 – 65 yoa, Any Ethnicity

Wednesday, 8/10
Hotel Staff: Male/Female, 18 – 55 yoa, Any Ethnicity
Upscale Hotel Patrons: Male/Female, 24 – 70 yoa, Any Ethnicity – you should have upscale wardrobe if you are applying for this role.
Tourists: Male/Female, Male/Female, 24 – 70 yoa, Any Ethnicity
Papal Emissaries, Male, 40 – 70 yoa, Any Ethnicity – we are looking for people with a very international feel (most likely have to repeat Thursday, 8/11)

Thursday, 8/11
Papal Emissaries, Male, 40 – 70 yoa, Any Ethnicity – we are looking for people with a very international feel
Papal Emissaries Assistants: Male, 24 – 32, Any Ethnicity – we are looking for people with a very international feel
Media Power Suits, Male/Female, 40 – 65 yoa, Any Ethnicity – we are looking for powerful mogul types with high end suits

Friday, 8/12
Vatican Security: Male, 35 – 50 yoa, Any Ethnicity – we are looking for a physically fit individual to play this role. Should be intimidating.
Priests: Male, 25 – 65 yoa, Any Ethnicity
Nuns: Female, 25 – 65 yoa, Any Ethnicity

Thursday, 8/18 and Friday, 8/19 (you must be available both nights)
El Train Riders: Male/Female, 25 – 65 yoa, Any Ethnicity – we are looking for a wide variety of people who would be riding the El Train including party girls, late night cleaning crew, baseball fans, frat boys, etc. There will be a stunt being performed during this scenes, so we are looking for athletic types and/or people who are quick on their feet and take direction well.

Wednesday, 8/24
Rance Neighbor w/car: Male/Female, 30 – 55 yoa, Caucasian – We are looking for middle to upper class neighbors with cars. Please make sure to list make, model, color and year of your car in the submission.
Rance Neighbor w/dog: Male/Female, 30 – 55 yoa, Caucasian – We are looking for middle to upper class neighbor with a medium to large dog who is well behaved. Please make sure to include a photo of your dog as well, and confirm he/she is up to date on shots.

Thursday, 8/25
Old Hag: Female, 55 – 75 yoa, Any Ethnicity – this woman continues to stare at one of the main actors in the scene.
Bus Station Pedestrians with cars: Male/Female, 18 – 70 yoa, Any Ethnicity. Please make sure to list make, model, color and year of your car in the submission.

Wed., 8/3, Thu., 8/4, Mon., 8/15, Wed, 8/17 (you do not have to be available all the dates)
Homeless: Female/Male, 18 – 65 yoa, Any Ethnicity. This scene is set at the church who is working to get the homeless into houses. Please see additional post on our page for the look. We may use a few beater cars in this scene, so if you have a vehicle that fits that description, please include make, model, color and year of your car in the submission. The car must be in good, working condition.

The Exorcist casting call

If interested and available, send an email with the following to extras4theexorcist@gmail.com:

1) Put the role you’re submitting for in the subject line of your email (i.e., Scary Priest 8/8 or Homeless 8/3.) Please label the subject line with all of the roles you wish to be considered for.
2) Include name, age, height, weight, phone number, current zip code and email address.

3) Send 2 RECENT, candid photos of yourself (one full length and one from the shoulders up so we can clearly see your face) preferably in the role you’re submitting for! The better the photo quality, the better your chance of being chosen.
4) NAME YOUR JPEG WITH YOUR FULL NAME!
5) Let us know if you have worked on the pilot, and if so, what role(s) you’ve played.

Please note that applying for the roles is a 2 step process. Talent interested must also fill out the online availability form which may be found here.

Please note that only talent cast for “The Exorcist will be contacted with further information.

Be sure to also check out all the other shows that are currently casting in the Chicago area.

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