‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’: How to Audition for a Speaking Role

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
LOS ANGELES - AUG 25: Kiernan Shipka at the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals at Nokia at LA Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA - Image ( Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com)

Netflix’sChilling Adventures of Sabrina’ – How to Audition for a Speaking Role

  • Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is a horror TV series developed by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa for Netflix.
  • The series is based on the Archie comic book series of the same name.
  • The series is produced by Warner Bros. Television in association with Berlanti Productions and Archie Comics.

What is Chilling Adventures of Sabrina about?

Kiernan Shipka Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
LOS ANGELES – MAR 01: Kiernan Shipka arrives for the “Feud: Bette and Joan” Hollywood Premiere on March 1, 2017 in Hollywood, CA – Image (DFree / Shutterstock.com)

The series follows Archie Comics character Sabrina Spellman, portrayed by Kiernan Shipka and also stars Ross LynchLucy DavisChance PerdomoMichelle GomezJaz Sinclair, Tati Gabrielle, Adeline Rudolph, Richard Coyle, and Miranda Otto

The show was originally developed at The CW, and the series was supposed to be a spinoff series to Riverdale. However, in December 2017, the project was moved to Netflix with a two-season order. Filming takes place in Vancouver, British Columbia where both seasons are shot back to back.

The first season consists of 10 episodes and was released on October 26, 2018. The show received positive reviews and fans praised Shipka’s acting performance.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Plot

This adaptation of the “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” tale is a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror and the occult. In the reimagined origin story, Sabrina Spellman wrestles to reconcile her dual nature — half-witch, half-mortal — while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family — including aunts Hilda and Zelda — and the daylight world humans inhabit. Kiernan Shipka (“Mad Men”) leads the cast in the titular role of the show that is based on a comic series of the same name. (via)

Who is the casting director for ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’?

Kiernan Shipka
LOS ANGELES – MAR 1: Kiernan Shipka at the “Feud: Bette And Joan” Premiere Screening at the TCL Chinese Theater IMAX on March 1, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA – Image (Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com)
  • According to IMDB, the casting directors behind Riverdale include Lyndsey Baldasare and David Rapaport.
  • Baldasare/Rapaport Casting are known for casting several major TV shows including The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Supergirl and 90210.

In a previous interview, casting David Rapaport shared tips for aspiring actors. He explains it is important to do the following.

Memorize your lines. The more familiar you are with the material, the more fun you can have, and the easier it will be to take direction and try new things. Staple your headshot to your resumé before walking into the audition room. Assume I will always want to see it. Be nice to your fellow actors, to assistants and interns. The walls are thin, and we can hear everything.  I was an intern and assistant once.  My interns and assistants will be tomorrow’s Casting Directors.  We remember.”

How to audition for a speaking role

  • For a TV show, this big, casting directors are contacting talent through talent agencies. If you are interested in a speaking role in the upcoming new season, 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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