The new ABC drama television series “Betrayal” is now set to begin shooting it’s first season, and casting for co-starring, guest starring, and day player roles will be ongoing throughout production. The larger roles are being cast out of Los Angeles, with smaller speaking roles to be cast out of the Chicago casting office where shooting will take place. In addition to the principal acting roles, extras will be cast in Chicago. Both adults and children can register with the extras casting directors. Filming will begin on August 11, 2013 and will continue through December 1, 2013.
“Betrayal” centers on photographer Sara Hayward, who is married to fast-rising attorney Drew Hayward and is the mother of their young son, Oliver. Sara isn’t aware that there’s something missing in her marriage until she meets Jack McCutchen and they both fight like hell against the realization that they’ve met their soulmates in each other. Unbeknownst to Sara, Jack is the in-house counsel for powerful but shady entrepreneur Terence Karsten (whose daughter Elaine is Jack’s wife). As Sara and Jack struggle with their feelings for one another and their guilt about their families, Terence’s mentally challenged son T.J. is accused of murder and Sara finds herself smack in the middle of a nightmare.
Starring in “Betrayal” is the incredibly beautiful and talented English actor/model Hannah Ware playing the role of Sara Hayward. Actor Chris J. Johnson has been cast to play Ware’s husband Drew Hayward. Irish actor/director Stuart Townsend is set to take on the role of attorney Jack McCutchen. Golden Globe Award nominee Henry Thomas is playing the shady entrepreneur T.J. Karsten. Two-time Soap Opera Digest Awards nominee Wendy Moniz will play Townsend’s daughter Elaine McAllister. Academy Award nominee James Cromwell rounds out the top cast playing ruthless law firm owner Thatcher Karsten.
Primetime Emmy Award nominee Patty Jenkins directed the pilot episode, which was written by the show’s executive producer and showrunner David Zabel. Jenkins earned her Emmy nod in the category of Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for the AMC series “Killing”. She also won a Directors Guild of America DGA award for that same show. Alon Aranya and Rob Golenberg will serve as co-executive producers.
ABC Betrayal Extras Casting Details
The extras casting directors in Chicago are accepting registrations from local men, women, and children of all ages and types. There are NO fees whatsoever to register. These are for fully paid positions working as extras, photo doubles, and possible stand-ins for the show’s starring actors.
Download the following form:
Fill out the form and email along with a recent photo to the following (put Chicago Extras Registration in the Subject Line):
Children and foreign talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of Illinois and in the United States.
The 2013 Chicago Resource Guide eBook 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 Illinois and the United States:
• Illinois Child Labor Laws Information Sheet
• Illinois Child Labor Laws Information Sheet 2
• Illinois Child Employment Certificate Application
• Illinois Night Waiver for Child Actors Application
• Illinois Child Statement of Physical Fitness Form
• Illinois Child Labor Complaint Form
• Illinois Teenager Employment Certificate Information
• Parent Guardian Approval Form
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• USA Immigration Work Permits and Visas
• USA Non-Immigrant Visa Application
In addition to the following Chicago Actors Resources:
• Chicago Casting Directors List
• Chicago Extras Casting Directors List
• Chicago Talent Agents List
• Chicago AFTRA SAG Franchised Talent Agents
• General Talent Agent Information
• Chicago Acting Schools and Classes List
• Chicago Headshot Photographers List
• Actors Unions
• Miscellaneous Chicago Resources
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• The Casting Process
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Casting Director and Talent Agents Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• PDF Users Guides
The 2012 Chicago Actors Resource Guide eBook is 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.
Veronica Collins Rooney, CSA
800 S. Main Street
Burbank, CA 91506
1512 N. Fremont Street
Chicago, IL 60622
PO Box 552
Westmont, IL 60559
Do not send photos to ExtraOrdinary Casting.
Follow the registration information above.
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.
Betrayal Production Office
5660 W. Taylor Street
Chicago, IL 60644
4150 West Riverside Drive
Burbank, CA 91505
Executive Producers: David Zabel, Alon Aranya, Rob Golenberg
Patty Jenkins (pilot episode)
Note: 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 David Zabel)
Hannah Ware – Sara Hadley
Stuart Townsend – Jack McCutchen
Henry Thomas – T.J. Karsten
Wendy Moniz – Elaine McAllister
James Cromwell – Thatcher Karsten
Chris J. Johnson – Drew Hadley
A chance meeting between photographer Sara Hadley (Hannah Ware) and Attorney Jack McAllister (Stuart Townsend) leads to an instant and undeniable attraction. Sarah’s husband, Drew (Chris Johnson), is a successful prosecutor with political aspirations, while Jack is married to Elaine (Wendy Moniz), the daughter of his boss, Thacher Karsten (James Cromwell). When Karsten’s brother-in-law Lou is murdered, all evidence points to Karsten’s son, T.J. (Henry Thomas). Jack, the company’s lead counsel, will have to defend him, but for Sara’s prosecutor husband, Drew (Chris J. Johnson), this is the kind of high-profile murder case that can secure his political future. Just as Sara and Jack’s affair is starting, the lovers find themselves in an impossible situation — on opposite sides of a murder investigation.