Netflix Hip Hop / Rap Drama “Beats” Casting in Chicago


Casting for Rap Show Beats in Chicago.

Netflix has a new rap music drama called “Beats” coming to it’s streaming TV show service soon. The upcoming Netflix series will be staring rappers Dave East and Dreezy.

Chicago area casting directors are now seeking talent local to the Chicago area to work as paid TV show extras, featured extras and stand-ins on the set of “Beats.”  If you live in the Chicago area and would like to work as a TV extra… read on.

Seems that the Black-ish star Anthony Anderson is also starring in the upcoming show which is described as a coming of age drama series which focuses on the hip hop music scene. “Beats” is set in the Chicago area and is also filming in Chicago, at least for the show’s first season.

A recent Deadline article stated that the show will focus on Khalil Everage, a 17-year-old newcomer from the South Side of Chicago. The Deadline piece went on to say that the show’s star plays a musical prodigy who crosses paths with a manager who has fallen from grace. The duo will then attempt to take on the music scene while battling some of their past demons.

Beats” will be filming during this summer and is expected to hit our TV screens sometime in 2019. No exact premiere date has been announced by Netflix as of yet. The new show will be executive produced by Carrie Holt de Lama, Mitch Smith and E. Brian Dobbins.

The pic will also feature established and rising Chicago-based hip-hop producers and artists, including original music from Young Chop. Orange Is the New Black‘s Uzo Aduba, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Paul Walter Hauser and hip-hop artists Dave East and Dreezy co-star.

Here is the “Beats” Casting Call:

LOCATION: Chicago, IL (Woodlawn Neighborhood)
RATE: $88/8
EST CALL TIMES: These call times will average between 2:30PM – 4:00PM and you will most likely film until about 10:00/11:00PM. Must be comfortable with these hours.

*If you have previously worked on this project, please let us know what date/role in your email submission*

Male, African American, Ages: 16-24. You must provide your own bike that you will ride in the scene. Please confirm bike type in email submission. Must be out of High School on summer break.
RATE: $88/8 + $15 BIKE BUMP

Male, African American, Ages: 16-24. You must provide your own skateboard that you will ride in the scene. Please confirm skateboard type in email submission. Must be out of High School on summer break.

If you have already filled out a registration application on the POP platform and would like to be considered for this position, please follow the directions in sending the email below.

If you want to be considered for this role, and you have NOT ALREADY RECEIVED AN EMAIL WITH LOGIN DETAILS, please follow this link to create your online profile:

We will reach out to you through the POP platform to confirm if you are in consideration.

Send an email to with the role in the subject line

1) Please include your name so that we can easily look up on the POP platform

2) Your POP profile must include the following current photos for us to be able to submit you to the producer: Close-up and Full Body Shot of what you currently look like.

3) If you previously worked on the show, please let us know in what role you were booked

We will be in contact with you via the POP platform if we would like to consider you for these dates!

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