The hit Golden Globe Award nominated horror-drama television series “The Walking Dead” is getting ready to begin shooting it’s 8th season on May 1st, 2017 and the show is now auditioning actors for new starring, guest starring, recurring, and day player roles. There is also a casting call posted below for some specific very featured roles playing walkers.
New core extras are also being cast to play walkers throughout season 8. Shooting will be taking place in Atlanta and Senoia, GA. In order to be considered for any roles, all actors and extras must have legal eligibility to work on television shows in Georgia, and that information can be downloaded here.
In season 8 of “The Walking Dead”, victory will require more than just the supplies and numbers in Alexandria, and while in pursuit of more weapons, food and new fighters, Rick and the group will be tested in ways we’ve never seen before. They’ll explore a world that is much bigger than anything they’ve encountered. The group will rise up and band together, but nothing can prepare them for all-out battle with Negan and his army.
Two-time Daytime Emmy Award nominee Scott M. Gimple is executive producer and serves as showrunner. Independent Spirit Awards winner and Valhalla Entertainment CEO Gale Anne Hurd also serves as executive producer. Dave Alpert and Robert Kirkman executive produce for Circle of Confusion. Five-time Primetime Emmy Award winner Gregory Nicotero and Primetime Emmy Award nominee Tom Luse round out “The Walking Dead” executive producing team.
The Walking Dead Season 8 Casting Call
All actors and extras are required to be legally eligible to work in the state of Georgia on television productions. The 2017 Atlanta Actors Resource Guide eBook contains the 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 Atlanta, and in the United States. All Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.
The Walking Dead is currently casting the following roles for season 8. Shooting takes place in the Atlanta, GA area in May and June, 2017 for these roles.
• SPECIFIC FEATURED ROLES – Males and Females, between 18 – 40 years of age, any ethnicity. MUST be very slender – men must be 32″ waist and smaller, women must be size 0-2. This is for VERY featured roles, but again, you must be super slender.
If you fit the above requirements, please submit two clear recent color photos (only you in the photos, no hats or sunglasses), all clothing sizes including shoes, height, weight, and all contact information to the following:
Put “VERY SLENDER FEATURED” in the subject line of your email.
Additional casting needs will be posted here, as shooting will continue through November 16, 2017 on season 8.
The Walking Dead Casting for Principal Actors (speaking roles only)
The Walking Dead Season 8
1149 N. Gower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Fincannon & Associates
500-D Amsterdam Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30306
Starring and supporting roles for season 8 of The Walking Dead are mainly being cast through talent agents in Los Angeles and Atlanta. You can find comprehensive listings and submission addresses for 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. Click Here to purchase 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelopes. Click Here to purchase the best resume and cover letter paper.
Experienced television crew members who are available to work in Atlanta, GA can submit resumes to the following production office email:
Stalwart Films, LLC
600 Chesltehurst Road
Senoia, GA 30276
The Walking Dead Writers Office
6430 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Valhalla Motion Pictures
3201 Cahuenga Blvd.
West Los Angeles, CA 90068
Circle of Confusion Productions
8548 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
Scott M. Gimple
Gale Anne Hurd
Andrew Lincoln – Rick Grimes
Chandler Riggs – Carl Grimes
Norman Reedus – Daryl Dixon
Melissa McBride – Carol Peletier
Lennie James – Morgan Jones
Lauren Cohan – Maggie Greene
Danai Gurira – Michonne
Alanna Masterson – Tara Chambler
Josh McDermitt – Eugene Porter
Christian Serratos – Rosita Espinosa
Seth Gilliam – Father Gabriel Stokes
Ross Marquand – Aaron
Jeffrey Dean Morgan – Negan
Austin Amelio – Dwight
Tom Payne – Paul “Jesus” Rovia
Xander Berkeley – Gregory
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