Video Auditions for Kids TV Series, Lead, Speaking Roles in “Reboot”

06/04/2016

Casting teen lead roles in “Reboot” TV show.

Video auditions for teens now being accepted for the main, speaking roles in kids TV series “ReBoot”

The 90s kids animated show “Reboot” is getting a reboot of its own. The show will be making a comeback to the small screen and the show’s casting directors are now accepting online video auditions and self taped submissions to fill the lead roles. “Reboot” is taking video auditions from teen actors through mid-month. There are 5 roles to fill, 3 teen male and 2 female teen roles. All roles are for teen actors who can play 15 years old. The show’s principal casting directors are accepting video auditions through the 14th of this month. The roles are open to child actors in both Ontario Canada and the United States.

The “Reboot” show description reads as follows…. “The Internet revolutionized the world, but it also left it vulnerable to attack.” The original kids animated series premiered in the 90’s and ran through 2001. The show was the first of its kind, a series animated completely through the use of CGI. Originally, premiering on the  YTV,  a Corus network in 1994, it went on to be broadcast in over 80 countries worldwide.

Speaking roles in Reboot TV show

The original “Reboot” series followed a group of teens who, guided by Vera, a cyber being from something called a Guardian Program, slapped on special outfits and entered the realm of cyberspace to battle evil in the digital world. In the original series, the guardians acted as a teen cyber police squad who were always on the lookout for viruses causing havok in cyberspace. The team also had some special powers that allowed them to heal other cyberworld beings.

According to recent reports, the new series will pick up the original premise of the show. Austin, Grey, Parker and Tamra, with the help of Vera, will once again enter cyberspace to defend it against new threats.  

Reboot show 2017

The roles of all 4 characters plus Vera are up for grabs right now.  According to the Huffington Post, the Canadian produced show has a series order for 26 episodes that will be filming in Canada later this year. The upcoming show will follow the same concept as the original incorporating both live action and CGI into the show. However, the show will be getting a technology update to match computing and gamer concepts in use today.

Jamie Piekarz, content director for corus Kids commented about the upcoming show in a press release… “The new ‘ReBoot’ will feature the same action and comedy mix viewers loved in the original series, but with an updated technological universe that will fascinate a new generation of kids.” 

A premiere date for “ReBoot: The Guardian Code” has not yet been released.

ReBoot: The Guardian Code

ReBoot: The Guardian Code is a live-action/CG animated action-comedy hybrid series about four teenagers who discover on their first day of high school that they’ve been selected to become the Next-Generation Guardians of Cyberspace. Their selection began months earlier when they started playing the multiplayer Cyber-Guardian video game together online. Now Austin, Parker, Tamra, and Grey have to make their gamertags – VECTOR, GOOGZ, ENIGMA, and D-FRAG – into more than just names, and protect cyberspace from threats both within and without. Threats that also pose great risk to the real world. It’s more than these kids expected when they started high school. Way more…..

We are currently casting the 5 leads- Austin, Parker, Tamra, Grey and Vera! We are searching for teens with natural acting ability and unique skills. Detailed character descriptions can be found below.

Want to audition? We are asking for VIDEO SUBMISSIONS from talent living in Ontario and the US. 

Details:

Outside Shoot Dates: End of August- November 26th/2016

Episodic (20 X 30 minute episodes)? Canadian Network: YTV

Production Company: Rainmaker Entertainment Inc.

Filming location: Vancouver, Canada

Deadline for Self Tapes is Tuesday, June 14th 2016 at 2:00pm EST.

Any questions can be sent to rebootguardiancodecasting@gmail.com. No phone calls please!

CASTING THE FOLLOWING ROLES:

AUSTIN: Male, 15 years old. Talent may be older but we’re seeking talent that must look 15 years of age. Caucasian.ATHLETIC. The Skater Dude (In an ideal world, we would love to find someone that is an avid skater). Austin is cool, smart and capable but somewhat aloof and detached. Always moving, never still, Austin is a natural athlete with terrific reflexes, interested in individual pursuits and extreme sports. He’s not team oriented at all. Still dealing with his father’s sudden death a year ago, Austin masks his grief behind his wisecracking, carefree persona and doesn’t want to talk about it – at all. Ever. Austin is a natural leader, he just doesn’t know it yet, and isn’t ready to accept that kind of responsibility. His best friend is Parker. They’ve been like brothers since they were little kids. Austin teases Parker, but he always has his back and knows that Parker has his. Please make a note of your client’s age with submission (feel free to suggest talent that is older than this description but for the purpose of this series, production would like to stick close to the age in breakdown)… WE WOULD LOVE TO FIND SOMEONE THAT DOES KNOW HOW TO SKATEBOARD. SERIES LEAD  SELF-TAPE INSTRUCTIONS

GREY: Male, OPEN ETHNICITY. 15 years old. Talent may be older but we’re seeking talent that must look 15 years of age. The Jock. Big, athletic and strong, Grey’s a terrific football player, although deep down he doesn’t care for it that much. But he always tries to please so he sticks with the sport at which he excels. A fitness nut, he’s always exercising – push ups, sit ups, squats, lunges, whatever. He comes from a military family, and has a tough “drill sergeant” father. While he’s highly competitive, he’s also fair and supportive. The exception to that rule is when rules aren’t followed. Then Grey can be harsh. He needs structure and likes things planned and by the book. Please make a note of your client’s age with submission (feel free to suggest talent thatt is older than this description but for the purpose of this series, production would like to stick close to the age in breakdown)… WE WOULD LOVE TO FIND SOMEONE THAT DOES KNOW HOW TO PLAY FOOTBALL (PLEASE DO NOT LIMIT BUT IT WOULD BE BENEFICIAL). SERIES LEAD.  SELF-TAPE INSTRUCTIONS

VERA: Female. ASIAN. 15 years old. Talent may be older but we’re seeking talent that must look 15 years of age. Attractive. V.E.R.A. (Virtual Evolutionary Recombinant Avatar) was designed as an adaptive construct with one purpose – to train and mentor the Next Generation Guardians. Her programmer didn’t want her getting distracted, so he programmed her to be focused and determined. But once she’s 3-D bioprinted as a 15-year-old girl, some of her programming is altered, and she becomes more easily distracted. But Vera is a multitasking marvel, exploring all the fascinating aspects of this world and figuring out who she wants to be, while making sure the Guardians fulfill their mandate to protect and defend cyberspace. As an odd duck new human, Vera will provide a lot of comedic relief. Please make a note of your client’s age with submission (feel free to suggest talent that is older than this description but for the purpose of this series, production would like to stick close to the age in breakdown)… SERIES LEAD –  SELF-TAPE INSTRUCTIONS.

PARKER: Male. OPEN ETHNICITY. 14 years old. Talent may be older but we’re seeking talent that must look 14 years of age. The Techno-Geek. Innovative and daring, Parker is an avid gamer and prides himself on being an A+ student, excelling in math and science. He skipped a grade, has a bit of a superior attitude about being so smart, and he’s sometimes impatient when others don’t catch on quickly enough. When Parker likes something he is excitable and enthusiastic, but he can also be judgmental of things he doesn’t like. Ultimately, Parker wants to fit in, be respected and appreciated, but he also likes being different. It’s become part of his identity, a badge he wears proudly. He’s often awkward, not fully understanding social cues. Parker looks up to Austin but he’s not afraid to challenge him if he doesn’t agree with his point of view. Please make a note of your client’s age with submission (feel free to suggest talent that is older than this description but for the purpose of this series, production would like to stick close to the age in breakdown)… SERIES LEAD  – SELF-TAPE INSTRUCTIONS.

TAMRA: Female. OPEN ETHNICITY. 15 years old. Talent may be older but we’re seeking talent that must look 15 years of age. ATHLETIC. It would be great to find someone that can also perform Martial Arts (not mandatory but it would be an asset). The Social Media Maven. Tamra is an intense, opinionated, alt chick. But under her edgy, sarcastic exterior she is actually quite sensitive, open and empathetic. Her YouTube channel gives her a voice and a means to share her thoughts and feelings. She enjoys having an online following but isn’t so thrilled when people recognize her in person. She’s not after fame, she just wants to engage. Tamra is into music, video games, and has a purple belt in karate. She has a strong sense of right and wrong and doesn’t trust people who are dishonest and manipulative. Please make a note of your client’s age with submission (feel free to suggest talent that is older than this description but for the purpose of this series, production would like to stick close to the age in breakdown).

WITH THIS ROLE WE MIGHT WANT TO SEE IF ANY OF THE TALENT CAN ALSO SING. If so, PLEASE ALSO sing a few bars of a pop song after your audition. SERIES LEAD – SELF-TAPE INSTRUCTIONS.

Please be sure to also check the casting directors site for additional information.

Be sure to also check out all the other auditions for kids.



One thought on “Video Auditions for Kids TV Series, Lead, Speaking Roles in “Reboot”

  1. sharrol frederick

    Always wanted to be an actress for Disney. I’m very good at voice over. I am a writer and I write children’s books pickles, play baseball, and all about pickles. My books are about bullying, hazing and respect.

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