Extras Casting Call for Netflix “The Get Down” in NYC

Baz Luhrman’s new Netflix series, “The Get Down”  is now filming in the New York City area.

The show is looking to cast African American and Hispanic extras to play homeless New Yorkers in a soup kitchen. The new Netflix series is set in 1970s New York City and talent applying must be able to pull off a 70s look… no piercings, modern hair cuts, dreads etc.).

Baz Luhrman is heading up the Netflix project. “The Get Down”  focuses on the early days of hip hop and punk rock music in NYC.  The show is in the Bronx in the 1970s,  a time when New York City was cash strapped, plagued with street violence and urban decay.  “The Get Down”  will be Baz Luhrmann’s first TV series and stars Will Smith’s son, Jadeen Smith. Luhrman is best known for his films “Moulin Rouge,” and “The Great Gatsby”.


Grant Wilfley Casting in New York City is seeking the following:

Seeking NON-UNION men and women to portray 1970s African American/Hispanc soup kitchen patrons (destitute patrons, drug addict, homeless types, blue collar workers) for the Netflix series “The Get Down”.

Those cast for the roles will work Tues. 6/16, fitting Wed – Fri of this week. Please send recent candid photos which shows hair length to getdown@gwcnyc.com. Put in the subject line: Facebook, Name, Union Status, Role, Availability, and Phone Number (For example: Facebook, John Doe, Non-Union, Soup Kitchen Patron, Avail 6/16, 555-555-5555).

PLEASE NOTE ALL YOUR SIZES IN THE BODY OF THE EMAIL: men: height, weight, waist x inseam, neck x sleeve, jacket, and shoe size. women: height, weight, bust-waist-hips, dress, and shoe size. No dreads, no braids, no buzz cuts.

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