Showtime series pilot 'Homeland' auditions and open casting calls

New Showtime programming chief David Nevins has given the series pilot order for "Homeland," which will be filmed in and around the Charlotte, NC area in January. The production is currently casting principal actors in Los Angeles, and also casting extras in North Carolina to appear on the show. There will be an open casting call, and talent can also submit via email or postal mail.

Primetime Emmy winning Howard Gordon, Primetime Emmy nominated Alex Gansa, and the talented Director/Writer/Producer Gideon Raff all co-wrote the series pilot and will together serve as executive producers. Gorden and Gansa were executive producers on the hit Fox Network series "24" and "The X-Files".

Loosely based on Gideon Raff’s Israeli series "Prisoners of War", "Homeland" follows U.S. Marine Sergeant Scott Brody, who 10 years earlier disappeared in Iraq, then resurfaced and has recently recovered from injuries suffered during a drone strike. Carrie Anderson, an intelligent, driven CIA officer, gets a tip that Body, who is being feted as a returning war hero, actually has switched sides and will direct an imminent attack against the U.S. on American soil.

Tony Award-winning and Golden Globe nominated actor Mandy Patinkin will play the role of 63 year old CIA Division Chief emeritus Saul Berenson. Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winning actress Claire Danes has signed on to portray Carrie Anderson.

Showtime Networks "Dexter" director Michael Cuesta will helm the pilot episode of "Homeland".

In addition to the series starring role of "Scott Brody," numerous principal actor roles are being cast out of Los Angeles including the Vice President of the United States, a 12 year old boy, several male and females ages 17-24 pot smoking teen types, a surreptitious and tenuous mid 30's female, a Military General, reporters, soldiers for flashback scenes, etc.

The following types are also needed for extras:

● Military Men and Women
● Police and Secret Service types
● Government and Political types (Staffers, Aides, Senators, CIA agents)
● Men of Middle Eastern, Greek, Lebanese, Persian, Hispanic, Colombian, Indian and Turkish descent.
● Computer Tech types
● An Excellent Male Squash player in their 30’s
● A Stenographer with her own machine
● A lead guitarist type in early 20’s
● As well as Males and Females of All AGES and TYPES

If you fit any of the above descriptions or know of someone who does, please attend or have them attend the Homeland Open Casting Call, or submit by mail or email.

For your convenience, you may fill out the following form and bring it with you to the Open Casting Call, or submit it by postal mail or email (details below):

Showtime's Homeland Talent Profile

Open Casting Call Details


The Carolina Mall
1480 Concord Pkwy North
Concord, NC 28025
Carolina Mall is located just off of I-85 at exit 58.
Travel south on Highways 601 and 29 and Carolina Mall is just on the left.
Click Here for detailed driving directions.


Tuesday December 14, 2010
4:00pm - 7:00pm

All persons attending MUST bring a non-returnable recent color snapshot. Non-professional photo is preferred.

It is preferred that you attend the open casting call, however you can still be considered by submitting your information by either email or postal mail. Send a recent current color snapshot along with your name, phone number(s), address, email address, height, weight, hair and eye color, age, all clothing sizes including hat and shoes, days of the week you are available, and any jobs, hobbies, skills or previous experience working as an extra.

DO NOT include any links to your websites, as casting directors will not visit any sites to view information or download.

Send by postal mail to:

Homeland Extras
Tona B. Dahlquist Casting
P.O. Box 4427
Irmo, SC 29063

Send via email to:

Please put "HOMELAND EXTRAS" in the subject line of your email.

"Homeland" is under AFTRA contract and shooting begins on January 6, 2011 in North Carolina. The air date will be in the fall of 2011 on Showtime.

Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Please submit photos and resumes by mail only.

Los Angeles:

Junie Lowry Johnson
Libby Goldstein
Homeland Casting
1041 N. Formosa Avenue
Formosa Building
Room 94
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Audition Location:

20th Century FOX
10201 W. Pico Blvd.
Building 3
Room 205
Los Angeles, CA 90064


Galaxy Parking Structure
10290 Galaxy Way
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Off Avenue of The Stars and Galaxy Way
Click Here for directions.
Get a map of the 20th Century FOX Studio lot from the guard gate.

Executive Producer Howard Gordon's assistant, Jose Cabrera, is the studio casting contact for talent selected by the show's casting directors Junie Lowry Johnson and Libby Goldstein.

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Teakwood Lane Productions
817 Hamilton Street
Charlotte, NC 28206

FOX 21
10201 W. Pico Blvd.
Building 103
5th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Executive Producers/Writers:

Alex Gansa
Howard Gordon
Gideon Raff


Michael Klick
Avi Nir
Ron Telem


Michael Cuesta


Mandy Patinkin
Claire Danes


The story of an U.S. Marine Sergeant Scott Brody who is recovered during a drone strike 10 years after going missing during the invasion of Baghdad. It centers on Carrie Anderson, a smart, driven and iconoclastic CIA case officer who tracks down threats to homeland security coming from the Middle East. She receives a tip from an informant that the American POW enjoying a hero's welcome home has been turned and he is leading the next big strike against the American homeland. The series chronicles Anderson's efforts to expose Brody and uncover the truth.