Casting Disney+ TV Show “Genius” in Atlanta & Macon

Extras in Atlanta for the TV series “Genius.”

Seems that the show has been renewed for a new season, which will be season 4 of the television series. Disney+ and National Geographic are behind the show and Disney+ announced earlier this year that the series will be coming back for season 4 and that Reggie Rock Bythewood and Gina Prince-Bythewood will executive produce.

The show is setup as an anthology series. which means the stories being told change season to season and has been nominated for Emmy awards for the show which include a 2017 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Outstanding limited series and another for the theme music.

The series and its casting team is looking for background actors that would like to work as paid background actors on “Genius” who also happen to live in and around the Atlanta, Georgia area where the series films.

The show takes a look at, well, the untold stories of some of the world’s most brilliant minds and the innovations that they contributed.  Those interested in finding out where you can watch the show can check the TV Guide page which has that information.


Genius is BACK! For our fourth season, we’ll be telling the dual stories of Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. For an upcoming scene, we are looking to cast
Date: COVID Test Mon MAR 6; FILM Tues MAR 7
Filming Location: Atlanta area, No Vaccine Required
Rate: $175/12 for filming date, $43.75 for Covid test, plus a $50 Bump for bringing your own Conga Drum or Upright Bass.

We are casting adults 18+ who can portray African American Men, who own a Conga Drum and an Upright Bass, preferably with some instrument experience but not required. There will be a bump if you can provide your own instrument on filming day. You will not have to play for real, but you must be able to convincingly pantomime.

You do NOT need to be registered with Central Casting to submit.***
To submit, please send the following:
1. Full Name, height, weight, and sizes info.
2. Contact info: (Phone Number)
3. Do you own a Conga Drum or Upright Bass? If yes, which one?
4. What is your level of experience with the instrument? (i.e. None, Beginner, Intermediate, Expert)
5. Do you have any experience pantomiming?
6. A current photo
7. Are you registered with Central Casting (it’s ok if you are not)?
Send to:
Subject Line: Instrument



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