Background actors upgraded to principal speaking roles on the set of Stephen King’s new TV series for the second time in a month.

Tona B. Dahlquist Casting announced on Facebook this week that two background extras were upgraded onset of Stephen King’s the new tv show, Mr. Mercedes, for the second time.

Mr. Mercedes (Charleston, SC) The Extras Upgrade Bell rang twice yesterday! 2 more Extras upgraded to Cast! Congrats to the two ladies upgraded.

Mr. Mercedes, based on Stephen King’s 2014 book of the same name, follows a deranged killer who taunts a retired police detective with a series of lurid letters and emails, forcing the ex-cop to undertake a private, and potentially felonious, crusade to bring the killer to justice before he can strike again.

It seems nowadays more directors are choosing to upgrade background actors to principal roles. In fact, a few months ago Tyler Perry upgraded to background actors to principal roles on an undisclosed production.
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