HBO Looking for Extras in Newport

New Show Filming in Early 2021
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NEWPORT, R.I. (WLNE) – Here’s your chance to be a part of a new series on HBO.

The creators of “Downton Abbey” are set to start filming a new show in Newport called “The Gilded Age”. The series, set in the 1880s.  It supposed to start filming in early 2021.

The casting company, Grant Wilfley Casting, is looking for locals to serve as extras on set.  It’s a paid position.

Some of the qualifications include being ok working around smoke and having natural-colored hair.  No experience necessary.

HBO says the show beings in 1882 and tells the story of an orphaned daughter of a Union general who moves to New York.  Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, and Jeanne Tripplehorn have all signed on.

If you’re interested in being an extra, you can apply on Grant Wilfley Casting’s website.


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