Casting in South Carolina
“Mr. Mercedes,” a 10 episode series based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name. King’s novel came out in June 2014 and made the New York Times best-seller list. The book also won the Edgar Award for best novel. “Mr. Mercedes” is the first of a trilogy by written Stephen King. The trilogy consists of “Mr Mercedes,” 2015’s “Finders Keepers,” and “End of Watch.”
According to THR, Brendan Gleeson and Anton Yelchin were set to star, however, after Yelchin’s tragic death earlier this year, actor Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful) will be taking Yelchin’s role.
Mr. Mercedes focuses on a serial killer who plays a cat and mouse game with a retired police detective. The killer taunts the ex cop sending him a series of letters and e-mails and subsequently causes the detective to give up his retirement and pursue the killer once again.
Harry Treadaway plays Brady Hartsfield, a crazy ice cream truck driver and IT worker who likes to moonlight as the Mercedes Killer. Brendan Gleeson, will play a detective who is obsessed with tracking down the Mercedes Killer in hopes of stopping him before he has a chance to strike again.
“Mr. Mercedes” begins filming in January and will be in production for quite some time. The show is scheduled to film through June of 2017 in the Charleston area. Stephen Kinf fans will have some time to wait for the show’s premiere. “Mr. Mercedes” is currently set to premiere in 2018 on DirecTV and AT&T Uverse. David E. Kelley’ (“Ally McBeal”, “The Practice”) will executive produce with Jack Bender (“Lost,” “Under the Dome“) Jack Bender, also teamed up with Stephen King on CBS’s “Under the Dome.”
The show is gearing up to begin production and casting director Tona B. Dahlquist has announced a casting call for extras, featured extras, photo doubles and stand-ins. Casting directors for “Mr. Mercedes” are now accepting submissions from Charleston, South Carolina locals who are interested in working on the show.
Interested? Here is the casting call:
MR. MERCEDES (MANNING, SC) Needing Tuesday 6/12.
4 Female Police Officer/Sheriff Officer Types.
4 Male Officer types (2 of which African American)
8 Vendors -4 Males & 4 Females.
4 to portray Homeless Types -2 Males & 2 Females.
5 Males to portray Press Photographers. 1 Female.
4 to portray Massacre Survivors in Wheelchairs (we will provide the wheelchair).
4 Press Video -2 Female & 2 Male (2 African American)
3 Press Types. 12 Business Type Males, MORE PROTESTERS -Males and Females,
MORE MALES NEEDED FOR VARIOUS ROLES. Must be 100% available on TUESDAY IN MANNING….and able to arrive as early as needed -even if that is 6 AM.
Some may be needed on Wednesday as well.
If available -let us know ASAP at email@example.com with heading 6/12 AVAIL.
If not already in our files, please include 2 current photos (full length and close up) Name, Phone, Age, City/State you reside, Height/Weight, Clothing Sizes, Description of any visible tattoos/Piercings.
I’m ready for casting
What email address should I use to submit my information? Thanks in advance.
The email addy is listed on the casting notice as is a list of what to submit to be considered for the roles.
Always have been a S. king fan since I was little. Read his biography in school. I’d love the opportunity to be in this series. I’m 29, although everyone says I look 24. I’m a male with past acting experience. Again, it would be an honor to have a place in this show. Thank you
I too am a huge fan and it would be awesome to be a part of this excitement. I am 36 years old, white male and I too look barely old enough to be in college. I have been looking for a way to get my foot in the door into Hollywood and radio broadcasting, if I would be given that chance, major role or not. I know I have competition as I have had no formal acting classes before but I am a quick study.