Sunday 17 December 2017

Hundreds of extras wanted for hit US show Into the Badlands filming in Ireland

Sarah Bolger as Jade in Badlands
Sarah Bolger as Jade in Badlands

Sean O'Grady

Aspiring actors can get ready for a close-up as US TV series Into The Badlands is on the lookout for hundreds of extras as it returns to Dublin and Wicklow

Those looking to take part must be available over the next few months, with MovieExtras.ie particularly looking for Asian, black and Hispanic adults for a number of roles in the series.

Gymnasts, dancers, martial artists and physically fit adults are also needed for fight scenes.

If cast, those involved in the fight scenes will attend a rehearsal day with the show's stunt team and will learn from Rudolf Vrba, who has worked on Wonder Woman and Thor.

All applicants, who can apply on MovieExtras.ie, must be over 18 years of age and be available for wardrobe fittings, which kick-off next week.

"This is a great opportunity to work behind the scenes of a major production and to be part of a really popular US TV series," said Derek Quinn, managing director of MovieExtras.ie.

"It's also a great way to get some extra cash for Christmas.

"Generally, the pay for a day will be €100, ranging from €83 to €130. You could be on set four or five times a month, so you could earn as much as €2,000 before the New Year."

Those who are cast must be willing to travel, with transport provided from locations in Dublin for days with an early start.

Days on set could start as early as 6am and might last 10 hours or more, with overtime paid after 10 hours.

It is critical for actors to be available for filming days, which they will be given before their fitting.

Into The Badlands premiered in November 2015 and follows a warrior and a young boy, who journey through a dangerous feudal land together seeking enlightenment.

The drama stars Irish actresses Orla Brady and Sarah Bolger.

Orla stars as Lydia, the first wife of Quinn, the series' pre-eminent baron, while Sarah portrays Jade, his new wife-to-be.

Sarah was most recently in Irish comedy Halal Daddy with Deirdre O'Kane and Colm Meaney.

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