‘The Umbrella Academy‘ Casting information – here’s how to audition for a role.
‘The Umbrella Academy’ is a Netflix superhero series developed by Steve Blackman and Jeremy Slater for Netflix. The series is based on the comic book series of the same name created by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá and published by Dark Horse Comics.
The series centers around a family of adopted sibling superheroes who reunite to solve the mysterious death of their father. The show’s cast features Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Britton, and Mary J. Blige
The show filmed in Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario, and was once optioned by Universal Pictures before it was picked up by Netflix.
The first season was released on Netflix on February 15, 2019, and received high reviews from critics with many praising visuals and special effects. According to Rotten Tomatoes, the show has a 77% approval rating, with an average rating of 7.27 out of 10 based on 78 reviews. Rotten Tomatoes describes the show as follows: “The Umbrella Academy unfurls an imaginative yarn with furtive emotion and an exceptionally compelling ensemble, but the series’ dour sensibility often clashes with its splashy genre trappings.”
In April 2019, Netflix reported 45 million households watched season one during the first month of the season. Netflix announced a second season in April 2019. Filming for the second season began in June 2019 and finished on November 23, 2019.
‘The Umbrella Academy’ Casting Information:
Libby Goldstein and Junie Lowry-Johnson did the series casting. Libby Goldstein is known for her work on True Blood (2008), Grosse Pointe Blank (1997), and Six Feet Under (2001). In 2013, Libby Goldstein interviewed how she found the cast for a previous she worked on, ‘Homeland.’ She explains the process of finding the right actors for each role and the process for each. It is an exciting process, which includes being “expressive” and having a larger than life presence in auditions.
‘The Umbrella Academy ’ is a significant project; casting directors are mostly contacting actors to work on the film through talent agencies. If you are interested in a speaking role in the upcoming movie, contact your talent agent for an audition. If you do not have an agent, check out our guide to landing an acting agent here.