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Your chance to visit the fictional world of Gotham City could become a reality. Kind of. Fox's upcoming series Gotham is casting background extras for the Gotham City-set drama next week in New York City. They're looking for both union and non-union people to try out.
Super Hero Hype caught wind of a casting notice posted by Grant Wilfley Casting, which states that an open casting call will be held next Wednesday (June 25) in New York City.
Grant Wilfley Casting is seeking people interested in working as background on the new FOX series GOTHAM. Casting for men and women of all ages and ethnicities. Filming begins in New York in July. An open casting call will be held on Wednesday, June 25 from 10:30a-12p for SAG-AFTRA members and 1-5pm for NONUNION at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 328 W 14th St, New York, NY 10014. No experience necessary. Paid extra work. Be prepared to have a digital photo taken. If you attended our open call on May 5, you do NOT need to attend; you are already registered.
Of course, no specifics on what they're shooting, but it sounds like they're looking for a diverse group of extras. So if you're in the New York City area next week and you want to try to be on Gotham, it sounds like this is your chance.
The backdrop is obviously a key part of this series, as indicated by the title. To emphasize that, the series has this Gotham City skyline set up as the cover photo for their Facebook page...
Gotham comes from Bruno Heller (The Mentalist) and stars Ben McKenzie as James Gordon, a rookie detective who's determined to clean up the streets of Gotham City. The story is set in the pre-Batman era of Gotham, when Bruce Wayne is just a boy who has recently lost his parents. In addition to McKenzie, the cast includes Donal Logue, who plays Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz, who plays the young Bruce Wayne, and Jada Pinkett Smith, who's on board to play the villainous gang boss Fish Mooney. Also among the cast are Erin Richards, Robin Lord Taylor, Zabryna Guevara, Sean Pertwee and Camren Bicondova, the latter of whom will play a teenaged Selina Kyle, the future Catwoman.
Fox has Gotham set up to air on Monday night, beginning this fall. The network released a detailed synopsis and photos for the series, which you can check out here. And if you haven't seen it yet and want to get a preview of the first episode, you can watch the trailer for Gotham here.