A casting call has been put out by Netflix for actors and actresses to be featured in Netflix's newest drama/western series set to shoot in Calgary and the area in the coming months.

According to a social media post on X (formerly known as Twitter) by Keep Alberta Rolling, a locally funded grassroots non-profit organization created to, 'showcase the benefits and potential of the Alberta Screen Industry', The Abandons, will be filming in Calgary and surrounding areas from May 14 till mid-October.

"We are looking for authentic looks, unique character faces, hard-working types, blue collar looks, blacksmiths, rancher types, labourer types, butchers,  upscale affluent looks & amputees," the tweet stated.

The casting call also stated that they are looking for men, women, and children, aged between eight and 80 years of age.

"Open to all Ethnicities: Caucasian, First Nations, Black, Asian & Hispanic," the tweet added.

The in-person casting call will be held on Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Double Tree by Hilton Calgary in the Cascade Room.

The Abandons is a 10-episode series that will star Emmy-award-winning actresses Gillian Anderson and Lena Headey.

According to the Internet Movie Database (IMDb), the series' plot revolves around, 'a corrupt force of wealth and power [that] covets the lands of a group of diverse and atypical families and tries to drive them out, they must pursue their Manifest Destiny.'

Anderson, perhaps best known for her role in X-Files as Special Agent Dan Scully as well as her roles in The Crown and Hannibal, is set to play the character of Constance; the head of a wealthy family after she inherited her husband's mining fortune. 

Five-time nominee Headey, arguably best known for her portrayal of Cersei Lannister in HBO's Game of Thrones, will star opposite Anderson as another wealthy matriarch who adopts four orphans. The series creator and executive is Kurt Sutter, who was also the producer for the Sons of Anarchy and The Shield. 

The Abandons isn't the only series with big names shooting in the province. Last week, there was wild speculation that HBO's The Last of Us, was back in the Rockies, filming scenes for the upcoming second season. 

If you are unable to attend the casting call you can email Classic Casting a current photo and your contact information to: abandons.extras@gmail.com

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