The Golden Globe Award nominated AMC series The Walking Dead is now casting new starring roles, as well as additional zombies, all ages and ethnicities, for season 6. Also currently seeking the specific roles posted below.
Darkwoods Productions, Circle of Confusion and Valhalla Entertainment have begun casting for The Walking Dead season 6. In addition to the zombie extras and general extras, auditions for principal actors are taking place in both Los Angeles and Atlanta. All actors and extras must be legally eligible to work in Atlanta and in the United States, that information is available here. Registration information in now posted below for the walkers, as well as general extras. Shooting on The Walking Dead takes place in the Atlanta area, and at Riverwood Studios in Senoia, Georgia. The 6th season order is for 16 episodes, which will premier on AMC in October, 2015.
Note: The new spinoff series casting calls can be found at the following: Fear the Walking Dead Casting Calls.
The Walking Dead is centered around Rick Grimes, a small-town police officer from Cynthiana, Kentucky, his family, and a number of other survivors who have banded together in order to survive after the world is overrun with zombies or as The Walking Dead characters call them, Walkers. As the series progresses, the characters become more developed, and their personalities shift under the stress of a zombie apocalypse. Fighting growing despair — and sometimes each other — the group searches for a secure location which they can finally call home. Season 5 begins with Rick and the group is heading to Washington DC, where they meet new danger and a new enemy. Once again, Rick must do whatever it takes to keep the rest of the group safe.
Starring in The Walking Dead is BAFTA Awards nominee Andrew Lincoln as the show’s main protagonist Rick Grimes. Among the many other actors starring in the series is two-time Young Artist Awards nominee Chandler Riggs as Rick’s son Carl Grimes; Steven Yeun is Glenn Rhee, the son of Korean immigrants; Norman Reedus plays Southern hunter and expert tracker Daryl Dixon; Lawrence Gilliard, Jr. plays Bob Stookey; Melissa McBride plays the fragile character Carol Peletier; Emily Kinney plays Beth Greene; Lauren Cohan plays Maggie Greene; Chad L. Coleman plays Tyreese; Sonequa Martin-Green plays Sasha; Danai Gurira plays Michonne; and Michael Cudlitz plays Sgt. Abraham Ford. New actors joining the cast for season 6 so far are Kenric Green as Scott, and Corey Hawkins as Heath.
Two-time Daytime Emmy Award nominee Scott M. Gimple is executive producer and took over as showrunner after Glen Mazzara’s departure. 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 6 Casting Calls
All actors, extras, and stand-ins must be legally eligible to work in Atlanta, GA and the United States. The 2015 Atlanta Actors Resource Guide eBook includes 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 the State of Georgia and the United States:
• Georgia Child Labor Entertainment Employment Information Sheet
• Georgia Child Labor Summary Sheet
• Georgia Employment Certificate Guide for Minors Under 18
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application
In addition to the following Atlanta Actors Resources:
• Atlanta Casting Directors List
• Atlanta Extras Casting Directors List
• Atlanta Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• Atlanta Acting Classes and Schools List
• Atlanta Actors Unions and Professional Organizations
• Summer Performing Arts Camps
• Atlanta Headshot Photographers List
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• PDF Users Guides
All 2015 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.
Current specific needs:
• Caucasian Boy – Must be able to portray 10 years old with short or buzzed brown hair
• African American Girl – Must be able to portray 11 years of age. VERY FEATURED ROLE. COULD BECOME A SPEAKING ROLE.
• African American Girl – Must be able to portray 4 years of age. VERY FEATURED ROLE. COULD BECOME A SPEAKING ROLE.
Must be available to work in Atlanta, GA.
To be considered, email a recent photo, any experience and contact info to: firstname.lastname@example.org
New Zombies and Walkers will also be cast for season 6. Register on the following website:
See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.
5933 W. Slauson Avenue
Culver City, CA 90230
Fincannon & Associates
500-D Amsterdam Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30306
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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.
“The Walking Dead”
“Role of _______”
CASTING DIRECTOR NAME
CASTING DIRECTOR ADDRESS
CASTING DIRECTOR CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE
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 Movie Classics
11 Penn Plaza
New York, NY 10001
301 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91101
3201 Cahuenga Blvd W
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Circle of Confusion
8931 Ellis Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Scott M. Gimple
Gale Anne Hurd
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 Scott M. Gimple).
Andrew Lincoln – Rick Grimes
Chandler Riggs – Carl Grimes
Steven Yeun – Glenn Rhee
Norman Reedus – Daryl Dixon
Kenric Green – Scott
Corey Hawkins – Heath
Melissa McBride – Carol Peletier
Lauren Cohan – Maggie Greene
Danai Gurira – Michonne
Emily Kinney – Beth Greene
Chad L. Coleman – Tyreese
Sonequa Martin-Green – Sasha
Larry Gilliard, Jr. – Bob Stookey
Michael Cudlitz – Sgt. Abraham Ford
When a police officer awakes from a coma he finds a zombie apocalypse has killed much of the human race.