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

By | January 23, 2023

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.

ATTENTION ALL MACON, GA LOCALS – NOW CASTING FOR 2-DAY CALL ON GENIUS SEASON 4 ON DISNEY PLUS!*
This season of Genius tells the dual stories of Civil Rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X.
What we are looking for: Talent of all races, genders, and ages (18+) with period-appropriate looks. Natural hair, clean-shaven. Women should wear up to dress size 8, and men up to chest measurement 44″
Roles: PROTESTORS, ONLOOKERS, MEDIA/PRESS, and CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS for historic Selma and New York protest scenes.
Dates: Required Covid test Sun 1/29 + filming Mon 1/30 and Tue 1/31 (2-day call!)
Location: Macon, GA
Rate: $140 for 12 hours (plus overtime) + $35 for Covid test

To apply, please submit:
1. Full name
2. Current sizes (height, weight, measurements, shoe size)
3. Best contact phone number
4. Your availability for the dates listed
5. Current photos/headshots
SEND IT TO: genius@centralcasting.com
Subject Line: MACON

Other Info: Covid testing is required before filming. Production covers the cost of Covid testing, and you will be paid $35 for the Covid test (which we schedule for you during a large flexible time window). The rate for the work date is $140 for twelve hours of work plus time-and-a-half for any overtime accrued.

Please be aware that GENIUS: MLK/X does depict difficult subject matter related to racial injustice and/or violence. This can include but is not limited to: segregation, police brutality, references to slavery, etc. Production will do its best to advise talent prior to being booked in these scenes, but we ask that anyone hired to work be aware that there may be scenes that contain actions that are triggering. Production will have a sensitivity coordinator onsite to support talent through these difficult scenes. If you are in any way uncomfortable with performing in such scenes, please decline the job offer with our full support and understanding. Scenes being filmed in Macon may be particularly upsetting as they depict Selma’s historic voting rights protest and the violence which ensued. Performers in these scenes may be exposed to simulated violence, up-close contact with other performers, and racially insensitive language including slurs. (Please note that the “n-word” will NOT be used in these scenes per studio requirements, but other slurs may be used.)

Date: [COVID TEST] MON JAN 30, [FILMING] WEDS FEB 1, [COVID TEST] MON FEB 6 and [FILMING] WEDS FEB 8
Filming Location: Atlanta area, No Vaccine Required
Rate: $200/12 for filming dates, Covid test & Fitting: $50/2.

We are looking for 2 twin baby girls between the ages of 7 months – 2 years old to look younger who can portray African American for a FEATURED role in Disney+ Series Season 4 Genius: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr/ Malcolm X as Malcolm X’s Daughters.

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. Minor’s Age & Date of Birth (Use the MM/DD/YYYY Format)
3. Contact info: (Phone Number)
4. Guardian Name
5. A current photo
6. Are they registered with Central Casting (it’s ok if you are not)?
Send to: genius@Centralcasting.com
Subject Line: baby girls

Date: [COVID TEST] MON JAN 30, [FILMING] WEDS FEB 1, [COVID TEST] MON FEB 6 and [FILMING] WEDS FEB 8
Filming Location: Atlanta area, No Vaccine Required
Rate: $200/12 for filming dates, Covid test & Fitting: $50/2.

We are looking for 2 twin girls between the ages of 2 – 4 years old to look younger who can portray African American for a FEATURED role in Disney+ Series Season 4 Genius: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr/ Malcolm X as Malcolm X’s Daughters.

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. Minor’s Age & Date of Birth (Use the MM/DD/YYYY Format)
3. Contact info: (Phone Number)
4. Guardian Name
5. A current photo
6. Are they registered with Central Casting (it’s ok if you are not)?
Send to: genius@Centralcasting.com
Subject Line: Sisters

Date: [FITTING] TBD, [COVID TEST] MON JAN 30, [FILMING] WEDS FEB 1, [COVID TEST] MON FEB 6 and [FILMING] WEDS FEB 8
Filming Location: Atlanta area, No Vaccine Required
Rate: $175/12 for filming dates, Covid test & Fitting: $43.50/2.

We are looking for people who look like or can portray the King of Norway Olav V. Seeking Men who are 18 and up and can portray a caucasian male between 40s to late 60s years old. We can fit men with chest size up to 44 and waist size up to 38.

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. A current photo, full body preferred to see body size/ type.
4. Are you registered with Central Casting (it’s ok if you are not)?
Send to: genius@Centralcasting.com
Subject Line: Olav

Date: [FITTING/COVID TEST] THURS JAN 19 and [FILMING] FRI JAN 20
Filming Location: Atlanta area, No Vaccine Required
Rate: $140/12 for filming dates, Covid test & Fitting: $35/2.

We are looking for girls between the Minor ages of 13 – 17 years old who can portray Asain for a FEATURED role in Disney+ Series Season 4 Genius: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr/ Malcolm X.

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. A current photo, full body preferred to see body size/ type.
4. Are you registered with Central Casting (it’s ok if you are not)?
Send to: genius@Centralcasting.com
Subject Line: Daughter

Date: [FITTING] TBD [COVID TEST] MON JAN 30 and [FILMING] TUES JAN 31
Filming Location: Atlanta area, No Vaccine Required
Rate: $182/12 for filming dates, Covid test & Fitting: $45.50/2.

We are looking for men who look like or can portray Aaron Pierre to film as his Photo Double in Disney+ Series Season 4 Genius: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr/ Malcolm X. Seeking men 18 and up and can portray African American, between 5’11” -6’2″, looks between the ages of 20s to late 30s. We can fit men’s jacket up to 44″ and waist up to 36″. Must be okay with being clean-shaven, neat mustaches are accepted.

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. A current photo, full body preferred to see body size/ type.
4. Are you registered with Central Casting (it’s ok if you are not)?
Send to: genius@Centralcasting.com
Subject Line: MalcolmX

Date: [FITTING] TBD [COVID TEST] SAT FEB 4, [FILMING] MON FEB 6, [COVID TEST] MON FEB 13 & [FILMING] WEDS FEB 15
Filming Location: Atlanta area, No Vaccine Required
Rate: $175/12 for filming dates, Covid test & Fitting: $43.50/2.

We are looking for men who look like or can portray Reverand Jesse Jackson, Sr. Seeking men 18 and up and can portray African American, between 5’11” -6’4″, looks between the ages of 21 to late 30s. We can fit men’s jacket up to 44″ and waist up to 36″. Must be okay with being clean-shaven, neat mustaches are accepted.

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. A current photo, full body preferred to see body size/ type.
4. Are you registered with Central Casting (it’s ok if you are not)?
Send to: genius@Centralcasting.com
Subject Line: Rev Jesse

Date: COVID Test -Thursday 1/12 and Filming – Friday 1/13,
Filming Location: Atlanta area, No Vaccine Required
Rate: $140/12 for filming dates, Covid test, Interview & Fitting: $35/2.

We are casting men 18 or older, who appear Caucasian to portray Reporters and LAPD Cops in 1965. We need men with natural period-appropriate hair, clean shaven or have a neat mustache. We can fit men with jacket size up to 44″ and waist up to 38″.

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. A current photo, full body preferred to see body size/ type.
4. Are they registered with Central Casting (it’s ok if you are not)?
Send to: genius@Centralcasting.com
Subject Line: Uniform

Standin casting:
Date: [FITTING] TBD, [COVID TEST] JAN 16 & [FILMING] JAN 17
Filming Location: Atlanta area, No Vaccine Required
Rate: $175/12 for filming dates, Covid test & Fitting: $43.50/2.

We are looking for people who look like or can portray these Celebrities: Adam Clayton Powell, Mahalia Jackson, Sammy Davis Jr., Josephine Baker, Ossie Davis and Harry Belafonte. Seeking Men and Women who are 18 and up and can portray any of these people.

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. A current photo, full body preferred to see body size/ type.
4. Are you registered with Central Casting (it’s ok if you are not)?
Send to: genius@Centralcasting.com
Subject Line: Celebrity

Date: COVID Test on Sun Jan 15 or Mon Jan 16, 2023 and Filming on Tuesday Jan 17, 2023
Filming Location: Atlanta area, No Vaccine Required
Rate: $140/12 for filming dates, Covid test & Fitting: $35/2.

We are casting people to portray 18 or older and who appear African American to portray participants in the March on Washington. We need men and women with natural period-appropriate hair. Men should be clean shaven or have a neat mustache. We need men with jacket size up to 44″ and women with dress size up to 8.

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. A current photo, full body preferred to see body size/ type.
4. Are they registered with Central Casting (it’s ok if you are not)?
Send to: genius@Centralcasting.com
Subject Line: Washington

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