Extras Casting Call for Extras on “Fargo” TV Show Filming in Chicago

12/04/2019

Fargo TV series is now filming the new season in Chicago.

The show is in production and Chicago area casting directors are now casting locals that would like to work as paid TV show extras on set.

Fargo is described as a black comedy/crime drama. The show is setup as an anthology with differing stories for each season. The series is now in production of its fourth season. The “Fargo” TV show is based upon the 1996 movie by the Coen brothers who are also credited as exec. producers for the television show.

The show airs on FX and seems to have a new cast season to season. Other seasons of the show have starred Billy Bob Thornton, Kirsten Dunst, Patrick Wilson,Ted Danson, Ewan McGregor, and David Thewlis. The show is a crime drama and finds the characters getting into all sorts of trouble season to season.

The previous seasons of the show not only had different characters and stories, but, they were also set in different decades with season 2 going way back to the late 70’s.

Anyway, the new season is now filming and folks who live in the Chicago area are welcome to apply for a small, non-speaking, background role… if they fit the descriptions.
See below for the details.  Keep in mind that these are extras casting calls and to be considered you must be local to the area.

For those that have never seen the show…. check out the season 1 trailer for FX’s Fargo:

Season 4 of Fargo is set to hit our TV sets in 2020.  Does not seem like an actual release date has yet been announced other than the 2020 part.  In previous seasons, “Fargo” has premiered in the spring.  According to Variety, there is a story line for the upcoming season, as well as an announced cast. Variety reports that Jack Huston, Jason Schwartzman and Ben Whishaw are part of the cast for “Fargo” season 4. They will be joining comedian Chris Rock who is rumored to have the lead role even though his IMDB page does not seem to list it….yet.

Schwartzman will play a character by the name of Josto Fadda, while Whishaw will play Rabbi Milligan and Huston will portray Odis Weff. Rock is set to play the head of a family who has surrendered his youngest boy to his enemy, and who must in turn raise his enemy’s son as his own.

CASTING CALL:
PROJECT: FARGO
ROLE: POLICE OFFICER
DATE: DECEMBER 6, 2019
TIME: EVENING CALL, OVERNIGHT SHOOT
LOCATION: ROGERS PARK, IL 60626 – You must have your own transportation. THIS IS AN EXTERIOR SCENE.
RATE: $104/8

Seeking: Caucasian, Males No visible tattoos or piercings for Particular Wardrobe. Must fit the following uniform sizes

Shirt Size:
16×35,
16.5×35

Chest Size: 46,44

Pants Size:
32×31,
33×33,
36×29,
38×29,
36 (can be hemmed)
40 (can be hemmed)

No visible tattoos or piercings.

Must be registered with POP to submit.
Must be able to attend fitting tomorrow 12/5.
Fitting rate: $26/2

Send an email with the following to extras4fargo@gmail.com

1) In the subject line: POLICE OFFICER
2) In the body of the email your: Name, Phone Number, and POP Profile Number
3) Attach one full body photo
4) Confirm you have transportation to the location
5) Confirm you will be clean shaven.

Thank you for submitting. Only those being considered will be contacted.

If you would like to work as an Extra, join the POP Community:

ADULTS Register here: https://4starcasting.portal.wegotpop.com/apply

CASTING CALL!

PROJECT: FARGO
FILMING DATE: DECEMBER 17TH
LOCATION: ELGIN, IL
RATE: $150/8
TYPE OF DAY: DAY SHOOT
ROLE: ORDERLY

ORDERLY – Male, Caucasian or Latino, Ages 30-45, character face, please reference Jack Nicholson in “one flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest”.

To be considered, you must have a POP Profile. To create a profile, click the following link and then follow the instructions on sending the submission e-mail:
https://4starcasting.portal.wegotpop.com/apply

Send an email to extras4fargo@gmail.com with the role you are applying for in the subject line.

In the body of the email:
1) Confirm you have a POP Profile
2) Include the following information: Name, phone, email.
3) Attach a photo of your current look (take a well lit, straight-on selfie!) Please also attach a photo of yourself with a similar expression to the attached photo.
4) Confirm that you are available to work December 17th
5) Let us know if you have worked on FARGO yet, and if you have, in what role.

We will be in contact with you via POP if you are in consideration

PROJECT: FARGO S4

DATES: DEC 2019 TO MAR 2020
LOCATION: CHICAGOLAND
ROLE: PICTURE CAR DRIVERS
SKILL: THREE ON A TREE
RATE: $180/8

Seeking: People with experience driving manual cars with Three On A Tree column shifters to drive FARGO Picture Cars

Must be Male Chest Sizes 46 or smaller, Female Dress Sizes 12 or smaller
Must be registered with POP to submit.

Send an email with the following to extras4fargo@gmail.com

1) In the subject line: DRIVERS
2) In the body of the email your: Name, Phone Number, and POP Profile Number
3) Give a brief summary of your related driving experience
4) Attach one full body photo

Thank you for submitting. Only those being considered will be contacted.

If you would like to work as an Extra, join the POP Community:

ADULTS Register here: https://4starcasting.portal.wegotpop.com/apply

MINORS Register here: https://www.4starcasting.com/child-privacy-notice.html



2 thoughts on “Extras Casting Call for Extras on “Fargo” TV Show Filming in Chicago

  1. Mary OGRADY

    How do I apply for a POP profile, to be an extra in a Chicago film?

    Reply

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