Casting Call in Chicago for The Chi Season 2

The second season of “The Chi” is in production and now casting.

Chicago’s 4 Star casting is now looking for area locals to cast in paid extra roles.  If you live in the Chicago area and would like to work as a paid TV show extra, read on.

Life in the South Side of Chicago can get a bit dangerous.  The show focuses on kids and their families who live in Chicago’s south side and navigate that world where simple decisions may have grave consequences.

The Chi is a drama which was created by writer Lena Waithe. The Chi is all about life in a rough neighborhood in Chicago’s south side. The show airs on Showtime and premiered on Showtime on January 7, 2018. Later that month, Showtime announced that it had renewed the series for season 2. Season 2 just began production in Chicago.

According to the show’s description… The young adults of the area are trying to scrape a living for themselves, while the elders sit on their front porches and observe the goings on. The South Side has the potential to crush dreams, and this coming-of-age series focuses on Kevin, a preteen who embraces the normal rites of childhood, Brandon, who makes a leap of faith to succeed in love and life with Jerrika, Emmett, who seeks guidance from his mother, and Ronnie, who is a drifter struggling to be loved. All of them are linked together by sheer coincidence as they seek redemption.

Be sure to also check out all the other shows currently casting in the Chicago area.

Interested?  Here are the details:

Please note that you must live in the Chicago area in order to be considered.

CASTING CALL – THE CHI SEASON 2

DATES: SEE BELOW
LOCATION: CHICAGO
RATE: $96/8

1) CHEFS:
Male, Caucasian/Asian, Ages: 30-45. We are looking for people that can portray chefs, but it’s a plus if you are a real chef! The scene will be a cooking competition and there’s a possibility we may ask you to return for future episodes as the competition goes to the next level. If you are a real chef, please list any skills you may have. There will be a well known chef that will be the judge!
SHOOT DATE: WED., 8/29

2) EL TRAIN PASSENGERS:
Male/Female, Any Ethnicity, Ages: 18-65. You must be comfortable riding on an el train as production is filming the scene. So please do not submit if you are prone to motion sickness or are claustrophobic.
SHOOT DATE: WED., 8/29

3) MOVERS:
Male, Any Ethnicity, Ages: 21-35. We are looking for men that are physically fit.
SHOOT DATE: WED., 8/29

4) FOOTBALL KIDS:
Boys, African American, Ages:9-15. You will be playing football in the scene, so you must know how to actually play. This will be a pickup game, so it will be more casual. Please only submit if your son has a valid/current IL work permit through 4 Star Casting or a local talent agency. Please attach the work permit to your email submission and confirm his football skills. Please do not fill out a POP profile for this, email us directly their first and last name, height, weight, age, photo, and work permit.
SHOOT DATE: WED., 8/29
RATE: $150/8

If you have already worked this season – please let us know what date/role you worked in your email submission. We may still be able to consider you.

To be considered, you must have a POP Profile. To create a profile, click the following link and then follow the instructions on sending the submission e-mail: https://4starcasting.portal.wegotpop.com/apply
If you already have a POP profile, you may continue with the submission email.
Send an email to extras4thechi@gmail.com with “CHEFS“ “EL TRAIN””MOVERS” “FOOTBALL KIDS”in the subject line
1) Confirm you have a POP Profile
2) Include the following information: Name, phone, email, height
3) Attach a recent photo
4) Confirm you have open availability on Wed., 8/29

We will be in contact with you via POP if you are in consideration.

Be sure to also check out all the other shows currently casting in the Chicago area.