If you live in the New York City area, the new Riverdale spin-off show, Katy Keene is holding a casting call for extras / background actors. Please note that the casting calls listed below are only for folks that are local to the NYC area as the show is currently in production and the listed castings are for small, non-speaking roles in the show. All roles are paid and you may see the details below.
Katy Keene is described as a musical dramady and was developed by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Michael Grassi. Katy Keene is based on a character from an Archie Comic. The show focuses on 4 young women who are following their dreams and trying to become famous within their separate artistic fields. The show is also described as a spin-off of Riverdale. Katy Keene is being set some 5 years after Riverdale. Katy Keene is being produced by Berlanti Productions along with the original character creators, Archie Comics. WB Television and CBS Television Studios are also involved in the show’s production.
The starring role of Katy Keene is being played by actress Lucy Hale. Hale plays an up and coming fashion designer who struggling to get her career on path in The Big Appls, New York City. Ashleigh Murray who was in Riverdale is also in the show and will be coming back in her old role of Josie McCoy. The show was announced some months back in May of this year and will be premiering for the 2019 / 2020 TV season.
Lucy Hale has also been sharing the shows clips in her twitter feed.
According to online descriptions and the CW Network, the Riverdale spin-off’s description goes as follows…..
Katy designs clothes for anyone she can, including her friend and roommate Josie, whose singing talent catches the attention of Alexander Cabot, a CEO who hopes to reboot the record label division of his father’s corporate empire. But Alexander’s dream of signing Josie to a recording contract meets resistance from Cabot Media’s powerful senior vice president Alexandra, who also happens to be his twin sister. Josie and Katy’s roommate, Jorge, works at his family’s bodega and has his eye on Broadway, but after a series of rejections, he hopes to take his drag performance career as Ginger to the next level. The mysterious Pepper Smith plans to open her own version of Andy Warhol’s Factory. She has the connections, but no one seems to know where she got her money or if she really has any at all. As these aspiring artists take on the runway, the recording studio, Broadway and the New York social scene, they find more than just a career in the big city — they find long-lasting friendship.
GWCI is seeking NON UNION (20s-40s age range) to portray VIP high end fashion types at a very upscale party for Season 1 of the CW Series “Katy Keene!” Will be shooting in NYC area, interior work, and is winter season.
Work date is currently Thursday 10/3 and 10/7, HOWEVER you do NOT have to be available both days as of right now! (Please let us know in your response which day you are available!)
THIS IS PAID WORK! Non union rate is $165/10.
The vibe of the scene is a very high end fashion party! Feel free to send photos in high end fashionable party type wardrobe! Think very cool and trendy party where there might be celebrities there!
ARTSY, FASHION, TRENDY PEOPLE ARE ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT! This is a very fashion driven show, would love to showcase your own personality!!
There will be atmospheric smoke in the scene.
If you are interested and available please email KatyKeene@gwcnyc.com with the following information:
– Name – Phone Number – Confirm you are nonunion – Current NON-PROFESSIONAL photo in a causal photo/selfie that depicts your current look – Current NON-PROFESSIONAL photo that’s appropriate for the role, e.g. wearing something artsy, high end and fashionable. (Please do NOT send blurry photos, in bad lighting, with filters, sunglasses, etc. NO HATS PLEASE!!!) – height & weight – What forms of IDs would you be able to bring to fill out your I-9 if selected? (If you have a VISA or Employment Authorization Card, please let us know!) – If you have worked on Katy Keene previously (back in March) please let us know! – Fully avail 10/3, 10/7 or BOTH! – OKAY w/atmospheric smoke – Note if you own good clothing options for the scene
Change your email’s subject line to: “FB High end fashion types- AVAIL 10/3 (or 10/7)”