The new ABC crime drama series Detroit 1-8-7 is casting extras in the Detroit metro area to work on the show this fall. What does it take to be a detective on America’s most dangerous streets? Get ready to be part of the action when a documentary crew rolls with some of Detroit’s finest, offering an insider’s glimpse behind the curtain of a Homicide Unit. The cameras unearth the crisis and revelation, heartbreak and heroism of these inner city cops—moments of raw exposure when they address us directly, as well as private moments when they forget they’re being filmed.
The pilot episode of Detroit 1-8-7 was shot in Atlanta, Georgia, however the series is filming in Detroit. Originally planned as a mockumentary, ABC decided to abandon the format after the city of Detroit banned camera crews from following real officers after a controversial police shooting during filming of the documentary series "The First 48". Scenes from the pilot were re-shot to remove the mockumentary format before the pilot episode aired.
John Roach, former Detroit Police Department spokesman, in speaking of the first Detroit 1-8-7 episode, said, "I think the show portrayed Detroit's police officers as real people, dedicated, even heroic, which is entirely deserved."
The series is broadcast on Tuesdays at 10 pm ET/PT on ABC
The series extras casting director in Detroit is seeking all types of people.
The following is a current special needs casting:
● African American twins, 4 months old, preferably boys.
● Filming will be sometime before October 18, 2010.
If you or you know someone that has twins that would like to be considered please have them submit the following:
● Twins date of birth
● Current photo of twins
● Contact information
Email to Detroit187@Realstyleonline.com with "TWINS" in the subject line.
Other people can email your headshot, resume, and contact information to Detroit187@Realstyleonline.com and put "DETROIT 1-8-7 GENERAL EXTRAS" in the subject line.
This extras casting call is for DETROIT AREA PEOPLE ONLY. Transportation is NOT provided to and in Detroit.
Series regulars, guest stars, and recurring roles are cast out of the Los Angeles office.
Principal Actor Casting (Los Angeles):
See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.
Please submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.
In addition to Los Angeles actors, please also submit New York actors. ABC-NY will NOT be taping actors' auditions. Actors in NY will have to self-tape when requested.
10201 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Extras Casting (Detroit):
1030 N. Crooks Road
Clawson, MI 49017
Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.
500 S. Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521
500 S. Buena Vista Street
Animation Building 2G
Burbank, CA 91521
Detroit 1-8-7 Production Office
Paramount Pictures Studio Lot
5555 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Jon Michael Hill
What does it take to be a detective on America’s most dangerous streets? Get ready to be part of the action when a documentary crew rolls with some of Detroit’s finest, offering an insider’s glimpse behind the curtain of a Homicide Unit. The cameras unearth the crisis and revelation, heartbreak and heroism of these inner city cops - moments of raw exposure when they address us directly, as well as private moments when they forget they’re being filmed. There’s the damaged but driven Detective Louis Fitch, a wily homicide vet who is the most respected - and most misunderstood - man in the division; Detective Damon Washington, Fitch’s new partner, who finds the first day on the job is a trial by fire, complicated by the imminent birth of his first child; Detective Ariana Sanchez, sexy, edgy and beautiful, who has emerged from a rough background to become a rising star in the department; Narcotics undercover cop John Stone, a streetwise smooth talker, clever and quick with a smile made for the movies, who is teamed with Sanchez - a combustible pairing rife with conflict and sexual tension; Sergeant Jesse Longford, a 30-year veteran struggling with his impending retirement from the force and the city he loves, who, together with his partner, Detective Aman Mahajan - a fully Americanized son of Indian immigrants - form an amusing mismatch of experience and enthusiasm, intellect and instinct, old school and new world, but whose combined skills have never encountered a case that couldn’t be cleared; and all are headed by Lieutenant Maureen Mason, a strong-willed single mom struggling to balance home and work.