A new season of Genius is now filming in the Atlanta area and the show has a casting call out for extras to be in the 2020 season of the show which will feature Aretha Franklin.
There are other Aretha Franklin projects in the works as well. Genius on National Geographic features different historical characters on each season of the show. Seasons one and two of genius featured Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso.
Cynthia Erivo stars as the Queen of Soul in the new Nat Geo TV show, Genius Aretha. Cynthia Erivo won a Tony for her role in the Broadway production of The Color Purple. She is also starring in another biography based project, Harriet, in which she is playing Harriet Tubman.
Genius: Aretha is an upcoming bio-series which is a project by National Geographic and Fox 21 Television Studios. The show is in the form of an 8 part mini series which also stars Courtney B. Vance as C.L. Franklin. According to Deadline, the rest of the cast and characters include David Cross playing Jerry Wexler, Malcolm Barrett as Ted White, Patrice Covington as Erma Franklin, Kimberly Hébert Gregory as Ruth Bowen, Rebecca Naomi Jones as Carolyn Franklin, and Sanai Victoria as Little Re. The 8 part series will follow Aretha’s life from her early days in gospel all the way through to her super stardom and her current title as the Queen of Soul.
Genius: Aretha will premiere on on National Geographic in May 2020, will be the first authorized scripted series about Aretha Franklin.
Extras casting call for “Genius Aretha”:
NEW FACES THAT HAVE NOT WORKED IN THE PAST 4 WEEKS ONLY!
Work Date: THURSDAY 3/12/20
Location: Atlanta, GA
HOLLYWOOD PRODUCERS: Male and Female that portray as Caucasian, age range 30s-50s, upscale, professional, should have your own business attire. Natural hair color only. Men MUST be willing to shave (NO beards/goatees, small mustache is OK)
PRODUCER’S ASSISTANTS: Male and Female that portray as Caucasian, age range 20s-30s, upscale, professional, should have your own business attire. Natural hair color only. Men MUST be willing to shave (NO beards/goatees, small mustache is OK)
PEDESTRIANS: Male and Female that portray as African American, age range 18+, MEN: no locs/dread/braids/shaved bald heads, NO beards/goatees (mustache ok). LADIES: natural hair color only, no locs/dread/braids, natural nails only-NO acrylic/SNS/color
If you fit one of these descriptions, please email your first & last name, phone number, height, weight and a RECENT photo ASAP to: GENIUS@CENTRALCASTING.COM
Please put THURSDAY 3/12 AVAIL in the subject line.
*MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING