Casting Call for Upcoming HBO Horror Series “Lovecraft Country” in Chicago


Lovecraft Country is in production in the Chicago area and now casting local talent to fill various extra roles.

Lovecraft Country is a TV series, that seems to be picked up by HBO and based on the novel of the same name written by Matt Ruff. that is set to premiere on HBO. The show has some heavy hitters behind it and includes J.J. Abrams, Jordan Peele, Misha Green and Ben Stephenson as executive producers. The show is produced by Monkeypaw Productions, Bad Robot Productions, and Warner Bros.

Lovecraft Country” is set in the 1950’s and follows friends that go on a road trip through Jim Crow America in search of a missing relative. According to the show’s description, the group embark on a journey and become entangled in a struggle to survive. They overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.

Chicago, 1954. When his father Montrose goes missing, 22-year-old Army veteran Atticus Turner embarks on a road trip to New England to find him, accompanied by his Uncle George—publisher of The Safe Negro Travel Guide—and his childhood friend Letitia. On their journey to the manor of Mr. Braithwhite—heir to the estate that owned one of Atticus’s ancestors—they encounter both mundane terrors of white America and malevolent spirits that seem straight out of the weird tales George devours.

At the manor, Atticus discovers his father in chains, held prisoner by a secret cabal named the Order of the Ancient Dawn—led by Samuel Braithwhite and his son Caleb—which has gathered to orchestrate a ritual that shockingly centers on Atticus. And his one hope of salvation may be the seed of his—and the whole Turner clan’s—destruction.

A chimerical blend of magic, power, hope, and freedom that stretches across time, touching diverse members of two black families, Lovecraft Country is a devastating kaleidoscopic portrait of racism—the terrifying specter that continues to haunt us today. – Amazon books

Chicago’s 4 Star casting is looking for the following:

The HBO series is casting extras in the Chicago area, including kids.



RATE: $150/8

Child’s first day of school MUST start school only after the shoot date (8/27)

This project is a period piece set in the year 1954. It focuses on the social issues during that time in history.

Every person must attend a wardrobe fitting. No exceptions. The scenes are set in the summer, and therefore because of the clothing will reveal more skin, no visible tattoos.

Hair is an important factor – no color, no wigs, no weaves – natural hair only for the women. No color and no fades for the men. For the most part, hair that is on the short side or Pompadour which was a classic style at the time. Depending on your hairstyle, you may be asked to cut your hair or grow it out.

No modern-day piercing such as nose rings and stretched piercings in the ears.

To be considered, your parent or guardian must go to

Then, follow the instructions for completing the Minors’ Master Survey, and uploading the photo to agency suite.

If you have completed the registration steps above for any of our projects since 6/25/18, you may continue with the submission email.

Send an email to with CAUCASIAN TODDLER in the subject line

If you have more than one child, you may put all their submissions in the same email, but you must clearly list all of the information for each child. You must also provide an individual photo of each child, and you must name the photo(s).

1) Confirm you have completed the registration process for your child(ren).

2) Include the following information for each child: Name, Age (date of birth), phone, email and sizes (including shoes).

3) Scan and send a copy of current, valid, Illinois work permit for each child.

4) Send a photo of each child with their natural hairstyle. They are going to do a lot of braids, pigtails and/or ponytails, so if you have a photo of your child with one of those hairstyles – it would be helpful.

5) Confirm your mode of transportation. Production may arrange shuttles for the location, but we absolutely must know how you get to set.

6) If needed, would you cut your hair? Yes or No If needed, would you grow your hair out? Yes or No

7) Confirm your child is available for the film date list, and list what date(s) your child would be available for a wardrobe fitting. If available for both dates, list both, the flexibility will help with our scheduling of the wardrobe fittings.

8) What date does your child start school?

We will be in contact with you if your child is in consideration.

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