Get Cast in History’s “Great Escapes with Morgan Freeman”

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Morgan Freeman at EDISON Premiere at Toronto Film Festival, Roy Thompson Hall, Toronto, ON, September 17, 2005 (Everett Collection / Shutterstock.com)

History’s “Great Escapes with Morgan Freeman” is now casting and hiring actors in Mississippi.

History is now casting and filming for the new TV series Great Escapes with Morgan Freeman is now casting and filming in Natchez, Mississippi. The nonfiction series looks back at the greatest jailbreaks in history from some of the biggest and notorious prisons in the world.

The six-episode, one-hour series will be hosted and executive produced by the Oscar-winning Freeman, who will produce with Revelations Entertainment partner Lori McCreary.

Each episode will center around dramatic re-creations and cutting-edge, visual effects focusing on every step of the prisoner’s plan, their escape route and the intense manhunt.

“I’ve been inside the minds of prisoners in my acting career, and I’m looking forward to stepping inside the most notorious prisons in the world, like Alcatraz, Sing Sing, Rikers Island and Leavenworth. Audiences will feel like they’re making the escapes themselves as I walk them into a virtual world and through the greatest escapes in history,” said Freeman, who was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for the prison drama The Shawshank Redemption, in which he played a wise, patient and optimistic inmate.

“The History channel is honored to partner with Morgan and his production team, Revelations Entertainment, to deliver context and backstory to some of history’s infamous prison escapes,” said Eli Lehrer, EVP and General Manager for History. “Morgan’s gravitas will help ground this series and drive the drama in a way no other face or voice can.”

How to apply?

To audition for a role in the new History TV series Great Escapes with Morgan Freeman is now casting.

This History Channel series shooting in Natchez, MS, will feature stories of legendary jailbreaks, and will require actors to play real-life historical characters. All roles are silent on camera, so Morgan Casting is seeking talented performers who can bring these roles to life through convincing action! We would love to cast as closely as possible in look, height, and eye color; however, please do not limit your suggestion based on eye color, and feel free to go up or down a few inches with height.

NOTE: COVID testing will be required and covered by production.

CURRENTLY SEEKING for Episode 3, “El Chapo”:

  • [EMMA CORONEL AISPURO] Female.37 years. Hispanic. Former beauty queen. $150/day.

Must be available to shoot May 3, 4, & 5. Exact dates TBD.

On set experience welcomed, but not required. Must be non-union.

Deadline to submit is Thursday, April 22nd at 12PM/Noon CT.

This History Channel series shooting in Natchez, MS, will feature stories of legendary jailbreaks, and will require actors to play real-life historical characters. All roles are silent on camera, so Morgan Casting is seeking talented performers who can bring these roles to life through convincing action! We would love to cast as closely as possible in look, height, and eye color; however, please do not limit your suggestion based on eye color, and feel free to go up or down a few inches with height.

NOTE: COVID testing will be required and covered by production.

CURRENTLY SEEKING for Episode 3, “El Chapo”:

[ANDREW HOGAN] Male. Mid 30s. White. DEA agent. Seen from behind and side so we have some flexibility on appearance. $150/day

Must be available to shoot May 3, 4, & 5. Exact dates TBD.

On set experience welcomed, but not required. Must be non-union.

Deadline to submit is Thursday, April 22nd at 12PM/Noon CT.

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This History Channel series shooting in Natchez, MS, will feature stories of legendary jailbreaks, and will require actors to play real-life historical characters. All roles are silent on camera, so Morgan Casting is seeking talented performers who can bring these roles to life through convincing action! We would love to cast as closely as possible in look, height, and eye color; however, please do not limit your suggestion based on eye color, and feel free to go up or down a few inches with height.

NOTE: COVID testing will be required and covered by production.

CURRENTLY SEEKING for Episode 3, “El Chapo”:

  • [EL CHAPO] Male. 40s at the time. 5’ 6”.  Mexican, but open to other Hispanic backgrounds. Dark hair and eyes. Average build. $200/day.

Must be available to shoot May 3, 4, & 5. Exact dates TBD.

On set experience welcomed, but not required. Must be non-union.

Deadline to submit is Thursday, April 22nd at 12PM/Noon CT.

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