HBO’s Watchmen is currently in the hands of The Lost and The Leftovers co-creator Damon Lindelof who is in the process of developing the pilot. Lindelof made news last week when he posted a lengthy open letter on Instagram which revealed that he has no desire to adapt the original comic but instead the series will get an original new story & characters.
Though his letter was still faced with criticism, it hasn’t stopped the network or Lindelof from going forward with the production of Watchmen pilot. As earlier reported, filming began on Wednesday, 30th May.
After doing some digging, Pursue News was able to uncover some of the open casting calls on Backstage for Watchmen. One of the listings from the website (Now expired) reveals there was a search for six extras role.
The roles’ details are as follow:
Males & females from African-American background above the age of 18 were required. The scene is described to take place in 1921. It further states that the role requires him/her to have natural hair color, no extensions or shaved heads, no fake nails, no tattoos.
It’s shooting set to take place from May 30-31 in Cedartown, GA.
Another role but specifically for a female above the age of 30 from the same African-American background was described as ‘Hysterical Woman’. It states that the actor must have acting ability and to cry on cue. Moreover, the actor will be interviewed by the director. Its filming will be carried out on the same day and place as the above role.
Next role requires a Caucasian male 18+ described as ‘Mustache Man’ and must be short, round with a mustache. Filming is on same dates and location.
Filming will then take place in Macon, GA on June 5-6 where there’s need for males and females from Macon background with an African American ethnicity. The last two roles require an experienced African American female (25-45) and male piano player (18+).
Though this listing has expired, two other casting calls which are still open were also spotted on the website. One role requires male and female for a role described as ‘Craw Cops’ between the age of 25-60 with no specific ethnicity required but must be “very fit”.
Shooting for the ‘Craw Cops’ role will take place on June 1, 11, 12 & 18 in Atlanta, GA.
The other listing requires an extra to play a role which is described as “Upscale Business Types”. Both men and women are required for the role between the ages of 30-80. Filming will take place on June 6 in Macon, GA. For details regarding its pay, head over to Backstage website.
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