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TV show 'Outlander' looking to fly extras from Calgary and Edmonton out to Scotland

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DH Calgary Staff Mar 20, 2018 2:28 pm 434

Producers of the television show Outlander are in need of roughly 120 Indigenous people to join them for filming in Scotland.

Outlander is a popular television show that follows the story of a time-travelling nurse and her Scottish warrior husband, Jamie. The newest season of the show will take the two of them to an Indigenous village, where extras are needed to portray the inhabitants.

The casting call was put out to Calgary and Edmonton residents, stating that there is no on-camera experience necessary, and that anyone looking to apply can simply show up at one of the two audition days.

The casting information sheet outlines that all performers must have a valid Canadian passport, be available for all of May and June of 2018, and – while it is not required but would be helpful – have a Native Status Card.

A total of 70 young Indigenous men, 10 older Indigenous men, 25 Indigenous women, and 10 to 15 Indigenous children (seven years of age or older) will be required for the shoot, which will depict an 18th century Indigenous village in North Carolina.

All roles will be non-speaking, and performers can expect to be paid a weekly fee for their work at the end of the shoot.

Hotel and flights will be paid for by production, meaning that a (somewhat) free trip to Scotland is in the cards for anyone who snags a role.

The Calgary auditions will be located at the Clarion Hotel (2120 16th Avenue NE, Calgary) on Sunday, March 25 from 10 am to 4 pm.

The Edmonton auditions will be located at the Inglewood building (12308 111 Avenue NW, Edmonton) on Saturday, March 24 from 10 am to 4 pm.

Applicants are urged not to call before hand, and to simply arrive to fill out the required forms.

Outlander is currently filming for its fourth season, with episodes airing on Starz in the USA, Amazon Prime in the UK, and on Netflix.

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