Imagine Television and Fox 21 will begin production on August 28, 2013 on a brand new A&E Television Networks crime-drama series titled “Those Who Kill”, inspired by the books of Danish writer and journalist Elsebeth Egholm. Email submissions are now being accepted by the local extras casting director in Pittsburgh, PA where shooting on the series will take place from August 28 through December 6, 2013. In addition to the extras, stand-ins, and photo doubles, the principal actor casting directors in Los Angeles and New York are holding auditions for series regulars, recurring roles, guest starring roles, and day players. A Danish version of this show aired in Denmark as two five-part series in 2011.
“Those Who Kill” revolves around a police detective and a forensic profiler who possess a deep understanding of the serial killers they hunt. Boston Police Detective Catherine Jensen has just joined the Homicide Department, headed by Captain Bisgaard, and she’s eager to work her way to Lieutenant Detective. Faced with a bizarre and probably serial murder, Catherine instinctively turns to forensic psychologist Thomas Schaeffer, whose commitment and passion rival her own drive to solve murder cases. In addition to a professionally satisfying relationship, both Catherine and Thomas have a personal demon that both propels and hinders their success.
Starring in “Those Who Kill” is Academy Award nominee Chloë Sevigny playing the role of police detective Catherine Jensen. Sevigny’s most recent television credits have been “American Horror Story” for seven episodes in season 2, nine episodes of “Portlandia” in season 3, and three episodes of “The Mindy Project” season 1. Also starring in “Those Who Kill” is English actor James D’Arcy in the role of forensic profiler Thomas Schaffer. D’Arcy recently starred in the British TV movie “The Making of a Lady”, and played Anthony Perkins in the Fox Searchlight Pictures feature film “Hitchcock”.
Independent Spirit Awards nominee Joe Carnahan directed the pilot episode of “Those Who Kill”. Carnahan will also executive produce and direct another new A&E series called “Blood, Sweat & Tears”. Imagine Entertainment partner and Academy Award winner Brian Grazer will executive produce “Those Who Kill” with Imagine Television president Francie Calfo. Also executive producing is two-time Primetime Emmy award nominee Glen Morgan, Peter Bose, Jonas Allen, and David Petrarca. Howard Griffith will produce with Ellen Marie Blum serving as co-producer.
“Those Who Kill” Extras Casting Call Details
The extras casting director for the new TV series “Those Who Kill” is seeking all types and ages who are available to work in the Pittsburgh, PA area as fully paid stand-ins, photo doubles and extras. To be considered, email a recent 3/4 length clear color snapshot, along with all clothing sizes including shoe and hat, height, weight, age, location, type of vehicle you have, and all contact information including phone number to:
Shooting is taking place from August 28, 2013 through December 6, 2013.
All talent, including Minors and foreign talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of Pennsylvania and in the United States.
The 2013 Pittsburgh Actors Resource Guide eBook comes with free updates and includes the following information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in Pennsylvania and the United States:
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• Pennsylvania Child Entertainment Work Permit Application
• Pennsylvania Application for Minors In Performances
• Pennsylvania Parental Acknowledgement of Minor’s Duties and Hours of Employment Form
• Pennsylvania Minors Waiver Request Form for Entertainment Performances
• Pennsylvania Child Labor Complaint Form
• Pennsylvania Child Labor Act Details
• Pennsylvania Child Labor Act Hours Rules for Performances By Minors
• Pennsylvania Regulations Governing Employment of Minors
• Pennsylvania Child Labor Law Prohibitions
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application
In addition to the following Pittsburgh Actors Resources:
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Pittsburgh Casting Directors List
• Pittsburgh Extras Casting Directors List
• Pittsburgh Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• Pittsburgh Acting Schools and Teachers List
• Pittsburgh Headshot Photographers List
• Headshot Reproduction Services List
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Casting Director Cover Letter
• Sample Talent Agent Cover Letter
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Pittsburgh Actors Unions and Professional Organizations
• PDF Users Guides
The 2013 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.
Principal Actor Casting
See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.
Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.
5933 W. Slauson Avenue
Culver City, CA 90230
Tucker Meyerson Casting
New York, NY 10012
3583 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.
Those Who Kill
77 31st Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
9465 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
10201 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Various directors work different episodes during the season. In television shows composed of individual episodes, the television director’s role differs from that of a film director in that he or she may work only on some television episodes as opposed to the director of an entire film production. In episodic television productions, the major creative control resides with a producer of the show. The television producer with creative control is called the showrunner (in this case Glen Morgan).
Based on the Danish TV series about a female detective and a forensic psychiatrist who track serial killers.