Netflix Series “The Get Down” Casting Call in NYC


Extras casting call in New York

The upcoming Netflix music oriented drama “The Get Down” is in production in the NYC area and looking to cast some locals with 70’s dos to work as paid extras in an upcoming scene.

The show is created by Baz Luhrmann and produced by Sony Pictures. “The Get Down” is filming 13 episodes for season 1 which premiered on Netflix this past August 2016.

The Get Down” is set in struggling New York City during the 70s. The new series is described as a music oriented drama and focuses on the early days of hip hop and punk rock music during a time when NYC was plagued with poverty, violence and urban decay.  The new show will also showcase iconic NYC music venues, CBGB and Studio 54.

The Get Down“ stars Justice Smith (“Paper Towns“), Herizen Guardiola, Shameik Moore, Skylan Brooks, T.J. Brown Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Mamoudou Athie, Jimmy Smits and Giancarlo Esposito. Will Smith’s son, Jaden Smith, also has a recurring role in the show. Luhrman is best known for his films “Moulin Rouge,” and “The Great Gatsby”.


NYC area extras casting directors at GWC are now accepting submissions for the small roles. This is filming in NYC and extras applying for the roles must be local to the New York area in order to be considered.

Interested? Here is the casting notice.

Seeking Non Union African American & Hispanic Men & Women 18-32years old to portray Teenagers on the Netflix hit series The Get Down. MUST have 1970’s style hair.

At least an inch long, no shaved heads; no fades, no extensions, no weaves, no braids, no bleached hair, no wigs.

Fitting: Wednesday 9/28 (if you are not avail for this fitting date please still submit as we may hold fittings at a later date)
Shoots: Mon 10/3, Tues 10/4, Wed 10/5

If you are available and interested, email with the subject line reading: “FB Portray Teens.”

In the body of the email, include:
– Your Name
– Union Status
– Phone #
– Availability 9/28 for Fitting
– Availability 10/3
– Availability 10/4
– Availability 10/5
– Your current sizes: MEN- height, weight, jacket, neck/sleeve, waist/inseam, shoe; WOMEN- height, weight, dress size, bust, waist, hips, shoe
– Attach 2-3 current photos that clearly depict your current hairstyle.



Netflix new show "The Get Down"

Told through the lives and music of a ragtag crew of South Bronx teens, The Get Down is a mythic saga of the transformation of 1970s New York City.

2 thoughts on “Netflix Series “The Get Down” Casting Call in NYC

  1. Curtis Gillett

    In your postings for casting calls, please post calls for Los Angeles as well.



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