Stranger Things is now casting speaking roles, background acting roles, and other acting jobs – Here’s how to apply!
Stranger Things is one of the most popular shows on television. Centering around a group of young friends in 1980s Indiana, a group of young friends who witness supernatural forces and secret government exploits. As they search for answers, the children unravel a series of extraordinary mysteries.witness supernatural forces and secret government exploits. As they search for answers, the children unravel a series of extraordinary mysteries.
- What is Stranger Things 4 about?
- How to audition for a speaking role?
- ‘Stranger Things 4’ Casting Calls
- Latest Stranger Things 4 News
What is Stranger Things 4 about?
After only a few months of their season 3 debut, Netflix has released a new teaser for the fourth season of ‘Stranger Things’. The video starts with the series’ opening theme music before revealing the fourth season is coming soon. However, the footage reveals text that reads: “We’re not in Hawkins anymore.”
‘Stranger Things 3’ released in July this year and ended with Will and his family moving away from the small-town. The new footage suggests the next season will no longer take place in Hawkins, Indiana. Creators Matt and Ross Duffer have always stated they planed ‘Stranger Things’ to go on for four to five seasons, meaning this could be the series finale of the Netflix Original series. However, this won’t be the end for the Duffer Brothers and Netflix. The duo has signed a multi-year film and series overall deal with the service.
“The Duffer Brothers have captivated viewers around the world with Stranger Things and we’re thrilled to expand our relationship with them to bring their vivid imaginations to other film and series projects our members will love,” Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said in a statement. “We can’t wait to see what the Duffer Brothers have in store when they step outside the world of The Upside Down.”
Filming for the series takes place in Atlanta, Georgia. The first season starred Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Cara Buono, and Matthew Modine, with Noah Schnapp and Joe Keery in recurring roles.
The series has received 31 Emmy Award nominations, including for Outstanding Drama Series, four Golden Globe Award nominations, and won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2016.
When does filming for ‘Stranger Things 4’ start?
Fans of the popular Netflix original series Stranger Things were excited when production started back in March. There were dozens of casting calls for photo doubles, stand-ins and background extras. While the cast could not say much about the series, they teased their excitement in an early table read.
Cast members Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Woolard, Priah Ferguson, and Caleb McLaughlin all appear in the VHS-cassette video clip of stars picking up scripts for the very first time.
However, production was shut down due to the Coronavirus. Five months later, Stranger Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer revealed the upcoming fourth season will not be the last season of the show.
“But the priority of the safety of the cast and crew, and that will dictate when we go back,” Ross told the Hollywood Reporter.
“We’ve had a lot more time to work on the scripts. For the first time, we have the scripts written and we’re able to look at it as a whole piece and make adjustments,” Matt added.
The Hollywood Reporter reports production for Stranger Things is expected to start on September 17th. The series, which filmed in Georgia for all its seasons, usually films at EUE Screen Gems.
Latest ‘Stranger Things 4’ News:
‘Stranger Things Releases New Trailer
‘Stranger Things’ is now casting and filming in Atlanta, Georgia and Netflix are excited to see the future of the sci-fi series.
A new teaser for Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ season 4 has dropped, revealing the return of Chief Hopper played by David Harbour following the end of the previous season. In the footage featured above, we see a snowy location in Russia where Hopper can be seen building a railroad. It looks like Hopper is alive, although living and working in Russia where it was teased experiments on the Upside-Down have been taking place. It is rumored they are creating soldiers similar to Eleven in the secret location.
Production on ‘Stranger Things 4’ is in full swing. This teaser is a signal that the market campaign for season 4 is coming soon. There is no release date currently for ‘Stranger Things’, but with Netflix pumping up the marketing for the series, we will soon see the streaming series coming soon to the series.
But, how does someone land a role in Stranger Things season 4?
In a recent interview, Stranger Things casting director Carmen Cuba shared tips for aspiring actors. She says, “I find that most kids actually have a singularity to them that isn’t actually represented in kid casting. I think that traditionally kids who look a particular way—cute’ and ‘all-American’ are typical words used to describe what I mean—are encouraged to pursue acting and modeling and it results in a somewhat homogeneous representation of what a kid looks like. We definitely did not want that. We all remembered our childhood selves and wanted to replicate the awkward transitional beauty we experienced.”
For a TV series 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.
‘Stranger Things 4’ Open Casting Call:
It’s official. ‘Stranger Things 4’ is about to start filming in Atlanta, Georgia and the very first open casting call of the season has been announced. Announcing the open casting call, Casting TaylorMade, who started casting the show since Season 1, will be looking for people to work as background actors and extras in season 4.
Currently, we know very little about what’s happening in ‘Stranger Things’. However, Season 4 already started production in Lithuania.
How to apply for an acting job:
Casting directors are now accepting submissions for background acting roles. The submissions are split into three categories: Adults (18 and older), Kids (0 to 17), and Vintage Vehicles.
Click the following links to create a profile and apply for a role on ‘Stranger Things’:
- ADULT OPEN CASTING CALL (18-100yrs)
- MINOR OPEN CASTING CALL (0-17yrs)
- VINTAGE VEHICLE OPEN CASTING CALL (16-100yrs)
‘Stranger Things’ casting also gives the following disclaimers:
BOOKING / RATE DISCLAIMER:
- You should ALWAYS be prepared for at least a 12hr workday on set. If your rate is listed over 8hrs or 12 hrs, it is because you are guaranteed payment for a minimum of 8 hours or 12 hours – depending on the production’s base rate (whether you are needed for the full 8 or 12 hours or not) and will receive time and a half for each additional hour after 8 or 12. YOU SHOULD NEVER ASSUME YOU ARE WORKING LESS THAN 12 HOURS – UNLESS TOLD OTHERWISE DIRECTLY BY CASTING OR PRODUCTION
Child Actors Registration
- Actors under the age of 18 must file with the Georgia Department of Labor. To register with the GDOL click here.