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Casting Call: Child actors needed for Amazon's Underground Railroad shoot in Dawson

Actors must be between the ages of 9-12

Academy Award winning director Barry Jenkins is back at work in Georgia on his upcoming original series “Underground Railroad.”

Crews are resuming shoots this week in Dawson, and the production is currently hiring fresh faces to appear on screen.

Southern Casting reports Marinella Hume Casting producers are looking for four Caucasian girls and boys for a scene based in the 1800s.

Actors must be between the ages of 9-12.

The shoot will take place over the course of three days on January 23, 27, and 28.

If you are interested in this role, you must be available for a wardrobe fitting taking place on Thursday, January 16.

Parents who wish to submit their kids for the role are asked to send it to KidsCastMhc@gmail.com with the subject line ‘UGRR GIRL 3days’ or ‘UGRR BOY 3 days’.

If your child lands a role, let us know in the A-Scene Facebook group.

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.

During the fall, 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."


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