August 15, 2014 5:46 pm

Want to be a TV star? Here’s your chance

WINNIPEG – If you’ve ever wanted to be on television, this might be your chance.

A new TV series is set to start shooting in Grosse Isle at the end of August and they are looking for plenty of extras.

The series, The Pinkertons, is described as a dramatic show based on a 19th century detective agency.

Kari Casting has put the call out for paid extras as well as several recurring rolls.

The production specifically needs Caucasian men and women between the ages of 18 and 70 to play background rolls of townsfolk, saloon barmaids and patrons, union soldiers, coal workers, police and other characters.

There is also a need for men with full beards and facial hair, scruffy, wind-burnt, weathered faces as well as missing teeth.

Extras are paid $11.75 an hour plus overtime after eight hours. You must have your own transportation.

The show will start filming on August 25 and will be in production until March 2015.

Angus Macfadyen has reportedly signed on to the show. He has had roles in AMC’s Revolutionary War drama Turn as well as the TV shows Chuck and Californication.

The show is being co-produced by Winnipeg-based Buffalo Gal Pictures as well as Rosetta Media.

To be an extra head to www.karicasting.com or all 1-204-287-8839.

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