ATLANTA — Amazon's 'The Underground Railroad' is casting for servers! This limited series is directed by Moonlight director Barry Jenkins.
Project Casting reports directors are seeking two Caucasian and African American men. Must have slender build and portray a character from the 1900's. Fitting is today in Stone Mountain.
The term is used to describe a network of people and places that assisted fugitive slaves as they escaped slavery in the South.
Some of the cast members include Thuso Mdedu, Chase W. Dillon, and Aaron Pierre, as reported by Variety.
The outlet reports the show will chronicle one woman’s journey after escaping her Georgia plantation.
Jenkins has been tapped to direct 11 episodes of the one-hour series. This is his first television project.
Production on this series began late summer throughout several parts of Georgia. Back in August, A-Scene Insider Yvonne Lowery saw the basecamp sign “UGRR” nearby Myrtle Creek Farm in Newton County.
The production has since been spotted in Madison County. Danielle Herman sent in behind-the-scenes images while in the area.
Herman writes, "I’m in Madison, GA for a wedding and found this! I talked to a PA and she said they’re filming 'Underground' for Amazon Prime."
Filming goes down Monday in Covington.
If you’ve got what it takes, e-mail: FreedomBgTalent@gmail.com with the subject: SERVER by Friday.
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