Warner Bros. Television in association with Bonanza Productions and Alloy Entertainment are in production on the first season of the new CW television series titled "The Originals", which is a spinoff from the hit series "The Vampire Diaries". Casting directors are now holding auditions for guest stars and recurring roles, as well as day players. The extras casting director is also casting background talent throughout the season which will be 22 episodes. Shooting takes place in Conyers, GA which is southeast of Atlanta. Current extras casting calls are listed below, as well as principal actor submission details.
"The Originals" centers on the Mikaelson siblings, otherwise known as the world's original vampires: Klaus, Elijah, and Rebekah. It was revealed during the backdoor pilot, aired on April 25, 2013, that recurring werewolf character Hayley is pregnant with Klaus' child. Now Klaus must take down his protégé, Marcel, who is now in charge of New Orleans, in order to re-take his city, as he originally built New Orleans. But the Mikaelson siblings were forced to flee the city after being chased down by their father Mikael, while it was being constructed and Marcel took charge. Upon their return, Klaus has but one burning desire: to take down Marcel and reclaim New Orleans for himself.
Starring in "The Originals" is two-time Teen Choice Award nominee Joseph Morgan, who continues his "The Vampire Diaries" role of Klaus Mikaelson. Phoebe Tonkin also stars in "The Originals" playing the werewolf Hayley, a character that was introduced in season four of "The Vampire Diaries". Daniel Gillies plays the role of Elijah Mikaelson, and Claire Holt plays Rebekah Mikaelson. The role of Marcellus Gerard is played by Charles Michael Davis.
"The Vampire Diaries" showrunner Julie Plec is executive producer of "The Originals" and serves as head writer. Plec developed "Diaries" along with Kevin Williamson, who will not be involved with "Originals". Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo executive produce for Alloy Entertainment. Morgenstein is also currently executive producer of the hit ABC Family series "Pretty Little Liars". Co-executive producers are Mike Narducci, Diane Ademu-John, Matt Hastings. Ron McLeod and Lance Anderson serve as the show's producers.
"The Originals" Extras Casting Calls (for speaking roles, see below)
For Monday November 25, 2013 to work in Conyers, GA: The extras casting director for the CW series "The Originals" is looking for Men and Women, 18 to 65 to play New Orleans French Quarter people (which are mostly cool, artsy, eclectic, musician or slightly downscale types as well as a few traveler types as well as a few Fortune Teller types. You must have ALL day free - in case they start early and/or go later into the night around midnight or so.
To be considered, submit a current color snapshot - one of from shoulders up and one from the knees up. Hair color and length MUST be visible in the photos. NO hates or sunglasses. NO other people in the photos. Also include full name, phone number(s), email address, city and state you live in, age, height, and weight.
Email your submission to:
Put "French Quarter" in the subject line of your email.
All talent including minors and foreign actors must and be legally eligible to work in the state of Georgia.
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Principal Actor Casting
See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.
6464 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
931 Monroe Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
I highly recommend that your 8x10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter be sent in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window.
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The casting directors address should be written in all capital letters on the solid side of the envelope, with the name of the project you are submitting for written directly above the casting directors name. If the role that you are submitting for is available, it should also be written above the casting directors name.
"Role of _______"
CASTING DIRECTOR NAME
CASTING DIRECTOR ADDRESS
CASTING DIRECTOR CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE
Tammy Smith Casting
2870 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30305
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.
Bonanza Productions, Inc.
2364 Park Central Blvd.
Decatur, GA 30035
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522
Warner Bros. Television Production
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522
Joseph Morgan - Niklaus Mikaelson
Daniel Gillies - Elijah Mikaelson
Claire Holt - Rebekah Mikaelson
Phoebe Tonkin - Hayley Marshall
Charles Michael Davis - Marcellus Gerard
Daniella Pineda - Sophie Deveraux
Leah Pipes - Camille O'Connell
Danielle Campbell - Davina Claire
Michael Trevino - Tyler Lockwood
When mysterious forces draw Klaus to the supernatural melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans, a town he helped build in the 1700's, he is reunited with his diabolical former protégé Marcel.