’13 Reasons Why’: How to Audition for a Speaking Role

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13 Reasons Why guide to auditioning for a speaking role

The show’s creator Brian Yorkey will return as the showrunner of the show, from Paramount Television and Anonymous Content. Filming for the third season is set to begin later this year without the show’s original star Katherine Langford, who recently announced that she would be leaving the show after playing Hannah for two seasons.

That said, Selena Gomez, Yorkey, Joy Gorman, Mandy Teefey, Kristel Laiblin, Tom McCarthy, Selena Gomez, Steve Golin, and Michael Sugar will be returning as executive producers of the show.

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This news comes less than a month after the May 18th debut of Season 2. 13 Reasons Why is currently one of Netflix’s most popular shows, with the current season breaking records as one of the most-streamed series. The second season had over 2.6 million viewers in the U.S. during its first three days after its debut, according to Nielsen, with the premiere averaging 6 million viewers in three days.

Despite all of the show’s success, the show drew controversy and many argued whether or not Netflix should move forward with a third season due to the show’s topic matter. The series features bullying, teen drinking, suicide and rape in graphic detail. So much so, that mental health experts argued that it could pose risks to highly impressionable youth with suicidal thoughts. As a result, Netflix introduced advisories that played before each episode and a PSA video that auto-plays in advance of the first episode in each season.

So what is next for Season 3 of 13 Reasons Why?

Netflix’s Yorkey shared some clues about his plans at a Netflix panel last week.

“What happened to Hannah will always be the first clause of the story,” he said. “The rest of the story is about young people, as so many young people, maybe all young people today (learn) how to heal from the things that have hurt them…to make the world that they want it to be, not just the world they are inheriting…and above all, how to take care of each other.”

How to audition for 13 Reasons Why?

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’13 Reasons Why’ Casting Director

According to IMDB, Barbara Fiorentino is the casting director for the TV series. Barbara Fiorentino Casting has cast some of the biggest TV shows including UnREAL, Blindspot, The Shield, and CSI: NY. In a recent interview with Deadline, Barbara Fiorentino discussed how she feels to see reality TV stars take acting jobs.

“I kind of had a bee in my bonnet about airspace being taken up by real people when there are wonderful actors out there who needed jobs,” she says.

Florentine added,  “From the start, I’ve had an issue with reality television, and even more so with dating shows, just because I think it exploits women, and men as well—and just the idea of intimacy and love, and how that can evolve.”

How to audition for a role in ’13 Reasons Why’

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Last summer, Netflix casting directors held an open casting call on in Vallejo, California. Casting directors were looking for actors, extras, stand-ins, photo doubles and other paid positions for the hit TV series. Filming will shoot in and around Vallejo, Sebastopol and San Rafael, California.

That said, for production, this big, casting directors are contacting talent through talent agencies. If you are interested in a speaking role in the upcoming 13 Reasons Why movie, then you will need to contact your talent agent for an audition. If you do not have an agent, check out our guide to landing an acting agent here.

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