‘Gotham’ casting calls underway for the new series based on DC Comics Batman universe

A 10-year-old Bruce Wayne is among the roles listed in ‘Gotham’ casting calls sent out by the casting directors of the show.

UPDATED CASTING INFORMATION POSTED BELOW March 4, 2014

The upcoming Fox TV series Gotham will explore the origin stories of Commissioner James Gordon and the villains that made Gotham City famous. Under development for over a year, the project has now been given a direct-to-series order by the network, which won an intense bidding war for the Warner Bros. Television rights to the show. Shooting on the pilot episode will get underway in New York on March 20, 2014 and will center on Gotham City PD rookie homicide detective James Gordon who investigates the double murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne.

BAFTA TV Award nominee Bruno Heller will serve as executive producer, head writer, and showrunner on Gotham. Heller is an English screenwriter who came into prominence when he co-created the HBO series Rome in 2005. After executive producing the short lived NBC series Bionic Woman in 2007, he then created the popular CBS series The Mentalist which is now in its sixth and final season. Heller is writing Gotham based on characters written by the late DC Comics comic strip and comic book writers Bill Finger and Bob Kane. Although the Gotham central figure of James Gordon first appears in Detective Comics #27 when Bruce Wayne is Batman, Heller begins the series re-creating the characters pre-#27.

The production companies behind Gotham are Primrose Hill Productions and Bonanza Productions. Bruno Heller is founder of Primrose Hill. Bonanza Productions is a Warner Brothers Subsidiary. Primetime Emmy Award nominee Geoff Johns will oversee production for DC Entertainment. “Gotham” will premier on Fox Network in 2014.

Update 3-4-2014: 13 year-old actor David Mazouz has been cast as young Bruce Wayne.

Actor Submission Information and Extras Casting Calls

The extras casting director for Gotham is seeking people in New York to work as fully paid background performers. The following are the current needs:

Seeking SAG-AFTRA/NON-UNION Punk Rocker Types ALL ETHNICITIES (especially seeking MOHAWKS, PIERCINGS, TATTOOS, ROCKABILLY TYPES, etc.) for work on Fox pilot “Gotham”. Mandatory fitting on a TBD date. Works TBD between 3/13-4/4. Please submit recent candid photo along with height/weight to gotham@gwcnyc.com. Put in the subject line: Facebook, Name, Punk Type, Union Status, Phone Number, Availability (For example: Facebook, John Doe, SAG-AFTRA, 555-555-5555, Fully Avail).

ALSO…

Seeking REAL BUCKET DRUMMERS for work on the Fox pilot “Gotham”. Tentative work date Thursday, March 20th. Please send a recent candid photo along with your experience to gotham@gwcnyc.com. If you have a video please include it. Put in the subject line: Facebook, Bucket Drummer, Union Status, Availability, Phone Number (For example: Facebook, Bucket Drummer, SAG-AFTRA, Avail 3/20, 555-555-5555).

PLEASE ONLY SUBMIT IF YOU LIVE IN THE NYC AREA. BACKGROUND WORK IS A FULL DAY/NIGHT COMMITMENT AND IS A PAID JOB.

All talent including minors and foreign actors must be legally eligible to work in the state of New York and in the United States.

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Principal Actor Casting

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

No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

Sharon Bialy
Sherry Thomas
5933 W. Slauson Avenue
Suite 2105
Culver City, CA 90230

NOTE:

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.

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.

Example:

“Project Name”
“Role of _______”
CASTING DIRECTOR NAME
CASTING DIRECTOR ADDRESS
CASTING DIRECTOR CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE

Extras Casting

New York:

Grant Wilfley Casting
123 W 18th Street
New York, New York

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.

Primrose Hill Productions/Bonanza Productions
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522

DC Entertainment
4000 Warner Blvd.
Building 138
Suite 1104A
Burbank, CA 91522

Warner Bros. Television
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522-0001

Executive Producer/Writer:

Bruno Heller

Director (pilot episode):

To Be Announced

Starring:

To Be Cast

Story:

Set in the early days of James Gordon’s police tenure, when he meets a boy named Bruce Wayne….

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