Well over 100 people showed up to the casting call, and 40 - 70 extras will be needed per day of filming (Cole Schisler photo)

Resident Alien casting call sees good turnout

The casting call was held Jan. 11 in Ladysmith for new sci-fi TV series

The casting call for Resident Alien has now closed, however mid-Island talent showed up in droves for an opportunity to be cast as extras in the upcoming production.

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Kit Hayward, casting agent for the show, said that well over 100 people came for the casting call by noon on Saturday in Ladysmith.

There was an early rush of people when the call opened at 10 a.m. Hayward said people were very patient and pleasant to work with.

“Everyone’s been fantastic. They were really great. They came in, the filled out their paperwork, they’ve been amazing. We’re really happy. Everyone seems to want to be here,” Hayward said.

Roughly 40 to 70 extras will be needed on set in Ladysmith later this month per day of filming to play townsfolk of Patience Colorado. Hayward said the production is still finalizing details of the production schedule, but they hope to get back to successful extras by the week of Jan. 20.

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“We’ll be putting out calls and emails to let people know they’ll be required if they’re available. We’ll give as much notice as we can give. Our goal is the week before we start shooting.”

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