Lifetime Television casting new actors and extras for ‘Army Wives’ Season 7

Army Wives Season 7 Auditions Extras Casting

“Army Wives” season seven begins shooting mid-December, 2012.
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The hit television series “Army Wives” has been given a 13-episode seventh season order and casting for the show’s starring, co-starring, recurring, and day player acting roles are being cast out of Los Angeles and New York. Additional principal actor casting is being done in Charlotte, South Carolina where shooting takes place. Only Catherine Bell and Kelli Williams have contracts beyond Season 6, and the show’s main star Kim Delaney will not return. Therefore, many new roles are being cast. In addition to the actors, the extras casting director is seeking new submissions from people interested in working as background extras and stand-ins on the show.

Season seven of “Army Wives” centers on a new character named Maggie Hall, who is ex-Army Airborne and mother of 10 year old son Tanner. Hall is sexy, smart, tough with an edge. She decided to get out of the Army to devote herself to being a wife and mother. Recently married to a Staff Sergeant named Eddie who has a 14-year old daughter, and transferred to Joint Base Marshall Bring, this blended family has plenty of challenges ahead. Holly Gordon is a wide-eyed, farm girl newly married to a soldier, she’s lonely and homesick, having never been more than 100 miles from home. And Latasha is a mother of three who suffers from Cystic Fibrosis. She is a sexy, fun woman who knows how to keep a husband – and how to keep him in line.

Returning for season seven is Catherine Bell in the role of Denise Sherwood, and three-time Screen Actors Guild Awards nominee Kelli Williams as Jackie Clarke. Taking over the main protagonist of “Army Wives” is Torrey DeVitto playing the role of Maggie Hall. DeVitto’s notable roles include Carrie on “One Tree Hill,” Melissa Hastings on the hit ABC Family series “Pretty Little Liars” and as Meredith Fell on “The Vampire Diaries”. Also joining the cast is Elle McLemore playing Holly Gordon. McLemore is a Broadway actress and relative newcomer to television. Singer and actress Ashanti will play Latasha Durant.

Executive producing the seventh season of “Army Wives” is Academy Award nominee Mark Gordon of The Mark Gordon Company, and Primetime Emmy Award winner Jeff Melvoin, who also serves as the showrunner. Co-executive producing is Linda Gase, John Kretchmer, and Karen Maser. Barbara D’Alessandro has taken over as producer. Tanya Biank, who authored the book “Army Wives: The Unwritten Code of Military Marriage” on which the series is based, acts as a military consultant on each episode. Lt. Colonel Todd Breassealle of Army Relations Los Angeles Division also provides insight on military life.

Shooting takes place in various locations such as the Charleston Air Force Base, the old Navy base, in the City of North Charleston, where they built a fake town for the series, and a sound stage for the show that is located in the Oakridge Shopping Center off Dorchester Road, in the City Of North Charleston. Army Wives is produced by ABC Studios for Lifetime Television.

Principal Actor Casting

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

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

Los Angeles:

Liz Dean
4705 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
Suite 301
Valley Village, CA 91607

New York:

Army Wives Casting
Janet Murphy-Butler
147 Columbus Avenue
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10023

Charleston:

Ashli Bogart
Richard Futch, CSA
PO Box 21144
Charleston, SC 29413

Extras Casting

Charleston:

Ashli Bogart
Futch-Mullins Casting Associates
PO Box 21144
Charleston, SC 29413

Army Wives Extras Registration

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.

ABC Studios
500 S Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91505

The Mark Gordon Company
12200 W Olympic Blvd
Suite 250
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Lifetime Television
2049 Century Park E
Suite 840
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Executive Producers:

Jeff Melvoin
Mark Gordon
Linda Gase
John Kretchmer
Karen Maser

Producer:

Barbara D’Alessandro

Season 7 Directors:

John T. Kretchmer
Rob Spera
Joanna Kerns

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 Jeff Melvoin).

Starring:

Torrey DeVitto – Maggie Hall
Elle McLemore – Holly Gordon
Ashanti – Latasha Durant
Catherine Bell – Denise Sherwood
Kelli Williams – Jackie

Story:

Set at fictional U.S. Army Base Fort Marshall, “Army Wives” follows the struggles, dreams and friendships of a diverse group of women living with their spouses and families. The enlisted characters are members of the fictional 23rd Airborne Division (based on the actual 82nd Airborne Division based at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina). The series itself is based on the book “Under the Sabers: The Unwritten Code of Army Wives” by Tanya Biank, who serves as a consultant on the show.