Hungry for flesh? Apply to be an extra in "The Walking Dead."
After hoarding essential supplies and boarding up our homes, 2020 prepared us for the Zombie apocalypse. So, why not put those new skills to use and become an extra for The Walking Dead?
AMC's The Walking Dead: World Beyond has started production on its second season and is looking for extras from the Richmond area. The casting company, Kendall Cooper Casting is accepting applications and is seeking individuals of all ethnicities, ages, genders, sizes, and types to feature as extras throughout the series' second season. No experience is needed, but law enforcement or military experience is a plus.
Filming is expected to take place Monday through Friday and is usually a 12-hour commitment every day. Individuals chosen as extras will be required to take mandatory COVID-19 tests before filming, which will be provided by the production company. Other COVID-19 protocols will also be strictly enforced including wearing masks and maintaining social distance.
Only locals will be hired for the roles, so now is your chance to shine! To apply, fill out the required application information at www.KendallCooper.com/TWDWorldBeyond. You will need to also include current photos of yourself that show your current build, hairstyle, and facial hair. Be sure not to include any photos in a mask, hat, or sunglasses. Those who are chosen as extras will be compensated for their screen time and fittings. However, the production company will not compensate extras for housing or travel.
The Walking Dead: World Beyond is a spin-off series of the original Walking Dead show. It is a two-season limited series and the second season will consist of 10 episodes created by Matthew Negrete. The first season focused on a group of younger zombie apocalypse survivors who wander from Nebraska to New York. However, many of the scenes were filmed in Richmond and the show cast extras in the area for season one back in 2019. Season 2 has already started filming in Richmond and is expected to continue until June. It will expand on the stories of Hope (Alexa Mansour), Iris (Aliyah Royale), Elton (Nicolas Cantu), and Silas (Hal Cumpston) as they go up against the shadowy Civic Republic Military.
"We always were thinking of this two-season aspect of the show as two very different feeling chapters of one complete book. That's one way I look at it. For me, it's really about there's a lot that we want to get through in season 2," Negrete said, adding, "I think the scope's going to be a lot bigger, and they're going to be wrestling with the fate of much bigger things—let's put it like that—in season 2."
Actor Jelani Alladin who plays Will in the series also stated that fans should expect to see "a lot of action, a lot of ass-kicking, and a lot of fight" in the upcoming season. To stay in the know regarding the casting call, follow Kendall Cooper Casting - RVA on Facebook. The Facebook page will provide more information regarding the application process as well as updated future casting calls and notices throughout the rest of the season.
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