If you’ve ever dreamed of appearing in a sci-fi thriller series, now is your chance.
This fall, several cities in western North Carolina will set the scene for Amazon Prime Video’s new series, “The Peripheral.”
“The Peripheral” is an adaptation of William Gibson’s best-selling novel of the same name, published in 2015. It is the first in the “Jackpot” series. Gibson, a New York Times bestselling author, also wrote “Neuromancer” and “Agency.”
Filming is scheduled to take place from September 25 to October 22, according to a social media post.
The Yancey County Economic Development Commission welcomed Amazon Studios to the area as it begins filming the sci-fi thriller drama series.
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to join our neighbors in Marshall, Weaverville and Asheville in hosting this major studio production project in our community in western North Carolina,” said the Executive Director. of Yancey EDC, Jamie McMahan, in a press release.
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“The Peripheral” is a futuristic drama based in a small, rural mountain town where the drug trade thrives, poverty is evident, and technology has subtly altered society. The story jumps back in time and into an alternate reality causing the characters to wonder what is real and what is fantastic?
The novel “The Peripheral” was adapted for the screen by creator / executive producer Scott B. Smith (“A Simple Plan”). The production team includes executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy — the creators of HBO’s “Westworld” — and their Los Angeles-based production company, Kilter Films.
The to throw the list tops the list with Chloë Grace Moretz and Jack Reynor, who play siblings “Flynne Fisher” and “Burton”. The supporting cast includes Eli Goree, Gary Carr, Charlotte Riley, JJ Feild, Adelind Horan, T’Nia Miller, Alex Hernandez, Louis Herthum, Chris Coy, Melinda Page Hamilton, Katie Leung and Austin Rising, according to Deadline.
The eight-episode first season is slated to air on Amazon Prime Video in 2022.
The production is expected to have a positive impact on the region’s economy. The cast and crew will spend money on housing and have a per diem to spend in the area, location manager Bass Hampton said in an interview with Madison County News-Record & Sentinel.
McMahan and Yancey EDC also anticipate an economic boost by welcoming the production team this fall.
“The Yancey County Economic Development Commission is dedicated to promoting economic investment in our community across all sectors,” said McMahan. “This opportunity to join our colleagues from neighboring counties to host a leading film production project expands the diversity of our economic development opportunities in new industrial sectors, will have a direct economic impact on the dollars spent in our community and will advance tourism and the visitor economy of Yancey County, which has seen explosive year-over-year growth in recent years. Yancey EDC and our local government partners look forward to hosting this project and warmly welcome ‘The Peripheral’ and its creative and production team, cast and crew.
Call for extras
“The Peripheral” is looking for residents to serve as background actors in the series.
In addition, automobile owners are requested to lend vehicles from the 1970s to the present, as well as old trucks.
The casting call for extras was posted on the Casting NC Extras group page on Facebook.
Individuals are needed to represent the inhabitants of a small mountain town. Features are described as “Classic Americana” and “Character Faces of the Appalachian Region”. Other casting opportunities may be posted soon.
To apply for additional acting roles, send an email to [email protected] with a title indicating age, ethnicity, race, and city / state of residence. Include in the body of the email two current cell phone photos (close-up and full-length), name, phone number, age, city / state of residence, height / weight, clothing and shoe sizes, and describe all visible tattoos and piercings. Also indicate the color, make, model and year of the vehicle (s) you own.
Selected extras will be required to pass a pre-shoot COVID-19 test, provided by production.