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Extras Casting Call in New York City for HBO’s The Gilded Age

HBO’s The Gilded Age now casting period extras in the New York City area.

The upcoming HBO historical TV series is resuming production in the New York City area and is currently casting for paid extras/ background actors that reside in the NYC / Tri-State area.

The show is set in the late 1800’s, a time that war referred to as the gilded age. The Gilded Age is described as a historical period drama and was developed by Downtown Abbey creator Julian Fellowes. The show has been in the works for quite sometime and back in 2012, Julian Fellows announced the show as a prequel to Downtown Abbey.

The series was originally set to be released by NBC but later moved to HBO with a premiere date of sometime in 2021. The series is executive produced by Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame and Salli Richardson. The cast of the show currently includes Christine Baranski,
Cynthia Nixon, Carrie Coon and Morgan Spector. Fore more info about the full cast, please checkout HBO’s page about the show.

About the show:
A wide-eyed young scion of a conservative family embarks on a mission to infiltrate the wealthy neighboring clan dominated by ruthless railroad tycoon George Russell, his rakish son, Larry, and his ambitious wife, Bertha.


NYC based Men to portray 1880’s African American HBCU Students, 20’s-30’s age range for Season 2 the HBO Series The Gilded Age. THIS IS PAID WORK!
-The filming will take place 6/16 with a COVID test on 6/14.


-There will be a required fitting on 6/2(COVID testing 5/31 or 6/1) OR 6/3(COVID testing on 6/1 or 6/2)


-Covid test 48 hours prior to fitting and work dates.
-This background role is NOT covered by SAG CBA. The Non-SAG rate = $165/10hrs; Covid Test = $60; Fitting = $30/2hours
-There may be atmospheric smoke in the interior scenes

Scenes are set in the 1880s….
If you portray a student you MUST be okay working around rabbits & livestock!
To submit, email with the subject line “IG TGA HBCU Students” please make sure to include the following in the body of your email:
-Your Name & Number
-Confirm you are Non-SAG
-Sizes: Men-height, weight, chest, neck x sleeve, true waist @ belly button x inseam, shoes.
-3 Current photos, no hats, and no filters. (Please make sure you include a full body photo as well as a selfie so we can clearly see your current look, hair color, and hair length. Photos from the back to show this would be helpful!)
-Understood Vax Memo (see below)
-Okay with working around rabbits & livestock.
-Men: confirm you are okay altering facial hair/being clean shaven facial hair wise if needed as well as willing to get an 1880’s hair cut
-Available to work 6/16 and COVID test 6/14
-Whether you are available to attend fitting on 6/2(and COVID test 5/31 or 6/1) or fitting on 6/3 (and COVID test on 6/1 or 6/2)

Please be advised that to work on The Gilded Age S2, all cast members must be up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccinations as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”). Being “up-to-date” means a person has received all recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including any booster dose(s) when eligible. If you are offered employment on The Gilded Age S2 and would like to request an accommodation to this policy due to medical or religious reasons, you must submit your request for approval via WarnerMedia’s Xempt portal.




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