'American Horror Story' casting extras throughout Season 2 in Los Angeles

American Horror Story Season 2 Extras

Shooting on "American Horror Story" Season 2 begins on July 10, 2012.
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The hit FX Network Golden Globe Nominated horror-drama series American Horror Story has been renewed for a second season and the show is now casting extras in Los Angeles. The show's format is anthology based, whereas the story, characters, and location for each season is different. The show's guest stars and extras will be cast throughout the season, which begins shooting July, 2012. The second season of "American Horror Story" will take place in a 1960's East Coast asylum for the criminally insane, although filming will take place in Los Angeles.

Season 2 will be centered around two-time Academy Award winner Jessica Lange's new character, which is being described as the opposite of the Constance character Lange played in the first season. Zachary Quinto, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, and Lily Rabe are also returning to play new roles. The second season of "American Horror Story" is set on the East Coast at an institution for the criminally insane that is run by Jessica Lange's character.

"The Voice" coach Adam Levine has joined the cast and will play half of a couple called "The Lovers" along with unknown newcomer Tiasia Jacobs. French actress Lizzie Brocheré has won the most pivotal new series regular role on "American Horror Story" Season 2. Brocheré will play a fierce, ferocious, extremely sexual and dangerous wild-child sexpot, who is a nemesis for Jessica Lange. Academy Award nominee Chloë Sevigny will play a woman who was institutionalized by her husband over her sexual addiction. James Cromwell signed on to play the role of Dr. Arden, a man who works in the asylum. Britne Oldford plays an insane woman named Alma.

Ryan Murphy and Dante Di Loreto will executive produce for Ryan Murphy Productions. Murphy's good friend and co-creator of "American Horror Story", Brad Falchuk, will also executive produce along with former actress and writer Jennifer Salt, and three-time primetime Emmy Award nominee James Wong.

Extras Casting Details

The extras casting director for "American Horror Story" is currently accepting submissions from non-union and SAG-AFTRA members in the Los Angeles area to work as featured background performers on season two. The following types are needed:

• All types should be 1920's to 1960's looking.
• Male and female mentally strange character types.
• Outrageous and contorted faces.
• Freaky, sickish, horrendous, eerie, emaciated types.

To be considered, send a recent color snapshot along with your physical stats, all clothing sizes including hat and shoe, your location, and all contact information to:

Put "American Horror Story 2 Mental Patients" in the subject line of your email.

Minors and foreign talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of California and in the United States.

The Los Angeles Actors Resource Guide eBook includes the following information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in Los Angeles and the United States:

• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• California Child Actor Permit Application
• California Minors Summary Chart
• Child Actor Coogan Trust Deposit Instructions
• California Division of Labor Standards Offices
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application

In addition to the following Los Angeles Actors Resources:

• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Los Angeles Casting Directors List
• Los Angeles Extras Casting Directors List
• Los Angeles Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
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The Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

Eric Stephen Souliere
Eric Dawson Casting
4705 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
Suite 301
Valley Village, CA 91607

Extras Casting

Los Angeles:

Sande Alessi Casting
13731 Ventura Blvd.
Top Floor
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Registration Hotline Information - (818) 623-7040

Production Companies:

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.

American Horror Story
Production Office
5555 Melrose Avenue
Building 213
Suite 320
Los Angeles, CA 90038

20th Century Fox Television
10201 W Pico Blvd
Building 103
Room 5286
Los Angeles, CA 90035

Ryan Murphy Productions
5555 Melrose Avenue
Modular Building
1st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Producers: Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Dante Di Loreto, Jennifer Salt, Jim Wong, Chip Vucelich

Directors: Ryan Murphy, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, Bradley Buecker, David Semel, Michael Uppendahl, Tim Hunter, Miguel Arteta, John Scott, Michael Lehmann

Note: Various directors work different episodes during the season. In television shows composed of individual episodes, the television director's role differs from that of a film director in that he or she may work only on some television episodes as opposed to the director of an entire film production. In episodic television productions, the major creative control resides with a producer of the show. The television producer with creative control is called the showrunner (in this case Ryan Murphy).


Jessica Lange
Sarah Paulson
Evan Peters
Lily Rabe
Zachary Quinto
Chloe Sevigny
Lizzie Brochere
Britne Oldford
Adam Levine
Tiasia Jacobs


Season two of "American Horror Story" will center around a 1960's east coast mental asylum, and will not be another ghost story. It is said that the story will be very equally terrifying, but with very different vibe. Just as the house in the first season had a paramagnetic grip like a battery, with negative energy that feeds on trauma and draws things to it, season two involves the energy that's often found in prisons or asylums. Season two of "American Horror Story" is set on the East Coast at an institution for the criminally insane that is run by Jessica Lange's character.