Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Walking Dead Companion Series: official casting director information

The hit AMC post-apocalyptic horror drama television series ‘The Walking Dead’ now has a companion series going into production this month, and casting for the series regulars is underway.

IMPORTANT NOTE: There has been widespread reporting across the world wide web and social media sites claiming that the ‘Untitled Walking Dead Spin-Off’ series will be shooting in Pennsylvania, and a bogus Craigslist as has been cited by many websites and media outlets. I have personally spoken today with the top casting directors in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, and they have assured me that the show will not be shooting in Pennsylvania, and that the Craigslist ad being quoted is false and likely a hoax. If there is indeed shooting to take place in Pennsylvania, the casting offices that I spoke with either do not know about it, or they are not telling me that they know about it. However, sources do indicate that Philadelphia is involved at some level. The casting directors I spoke with are legit and the top industry people who cast in that state, and they would very much be in-the-know about such a high profile project. With that said, I do now have the OFFICIAL lead casting director submission details posted below. This information is CONFIRMED and VERIFIED with the production company and AMC.

The new series is being called ‘The Walking Dead Companion Series’ by the official casting directors, and also ‘Untitled Walking Dead Spin-Off’ by IMDb Pro. AMC officially announced in September, 2013 that there will be a spinoff series to ‘The Walking Dead’. The new series is being executive produced by Independent Spirit Awards winner Gale Anne Hurd, Writers Guild of America WGA Award nominee Robert Kirkman, Dave Erickson, and David Alpert. Kirkman and Dave Erickson are the head writers.

‘The Walking Dead Companion Series’ Official Casting Director Information
The new AMC post-apocalyptic horror drama television series spinoff series aka ‘Untitled Walking Dead Spin-Off’ is going into production this month, and casting for the series regulars, recurring roles, guest starring roles, and day players is underway.

To be considered, all talent must be available to audition in Los Angeles, California. This is for principal actor speaking roles, not extras. Talent should submit a hardcopy headshot and resume to the following:
The Walking Dead Companion Series
Jeffrey Gafner
Wendy O’Brien
2233 Barry Avenue
2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90064

For all filming in Atlanta, talent must be legally eligible to work in the entertainment industry in the State of Georgia. The information and documents are available for download here.

The following roles have already been cast:

[CODY CABRERA] 16. The angriest kid in town. 1/2 Latino. Whip smart and rebellious…SERIES REGULAR

[NICK TOMPKINS] 19. F*** up. Too old to stay home, too scared to leave. A young man at a crossroads…SERIES

[ASHLEY TOMPKINS] 17. Ashley wants the hell out of town. Her ambition is in direct proportion to her older brother’s
failures. She loves her mother but it’s time to escape…SERIES REGULAR

[NANCY TOMPKINS] Late 30s. Juggling two kids. Nancy looks like the girl next door but there’s an edge that comes into
her eyes that speaks to hardships in her past. Open to all ethnicities…SERIES REGULAR

[SEAN CABRERA] Late 30s – early 40s. Latino. A good man trying to do right by everyone in his life…SERIES REGULAR

[ANDREA CHAPMAN] 40s. A somewhat wilted flower child. She’s retreated to the outskirts of the city to recover after a bad
marriage. She’s moved on — but Andrea doesn’t really feel as though her new life has started. Not yet…RECURRING

Starring and supporting roles are mainly being cast through talent agents in Los Angeles. You can find comprehensive listings and submission addresses for Los Angeles talent agents here. However, if you are not signed with an agent and wish to self-submit, I highly recommend that your 8×10 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.
“Project Name”
“Role of _______”

Extras Casting
To Be Announced.
Please check back soon for extras casting call details.
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.
AMC Studios
11 Penn Plaza
15th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Executive Producers:
Dave Erickson
Robert Kirkman
David Alpert
Gale Anne Hurd

Robert Kirkman
Dave Erickson

To Be Announced