Extras Casting in Atlanta for Nat Geo’s “Genuis: Aretha”

Central Casting

Job Position(s): Extras
Project Type: Series
Job Date: See Post
Compensation: Paid

A new season of Genius is now filming in the Atlanta area and the show has a casting call out for extras to be in the 2020 season of the show which will feature Aretha Franklin.

There are other Aretha Franklin projects in the works as well. Genius on National Geographic features different historical characters on each season of the show. Seasons one and two of genius featured Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso.

Cynthia Erivo stars as the Queen of Soul in the new Nat Geo TV show, Genius Aretha.  Cynthia Erivo won a Tony for her role in the Broadway production of  The Color Purple.  She is also starring in another biography based project, Harriet, in which she is playing  Harriet Tubman.

Genius: Aretha is an upcoming bio-series which is a project by National Geographic and Fox 21 Television Studios. The show is in the form of an 8 part mini series which also stars Courtney B. Vance as C.L. Franklin. According to Deadline, the rest of the cast and characters include David Cross playing Jerry Wexler, Malcolm Barrett as Ted White, Patrice Covington as Erma Franklin, Kimberly Hébert Gregory as Ruth Bowen, Rebecca Naomi Jones as Carolyn Franklin, and Sanai Victoria as Little Re.  The 8 part series will follow Aretha’s life from her early days in gospel all the way through to her super stardom and her current title as the Queen of Soul.

Genius: Aretha will premiere on  on National Geographic in May 2020, will be the first authorized scripted series about Aretha Franklin.

Extras casting call for “Genius Aretha”:

Date: 1/8/2020
Rate: $94/10
Location: Atlanta
Call time: 8:00 AM

WAR PROTESTER: We are looking for FEMALES 18+ who appear 18-25 and appear Caucasian to work as a protester

No fake nail or nail polish (Natural nails only) no unnatural hair color

Must be a NEW FACE to Genius: Aretha

If this is you and you’re fully available and registered with Central Casting, please give Elizabeth a call at 678-686-2387
Work Date: WEDNESDAY 1/8/20 (*Fitting MAY also be required-date TBD)
Rate: $94/10
Location: Norcross, GA

–NEW FACES That have NOT yet worked on this project at all–

HIPPIES: Male and Female, all ethnicities, age range 18-60, longer hair, 1960s hippie types. natural hair color ONLY, NO piercings or visible tattoos.

NYPD: Male, all ethnicities, age range 20-40, height range 5’9″-6’2″, fit and in good physical shape, NO facial hair, short hair cut. NO piercings or visible tattoos

BUSINESS TYPES: Male and Female, all ethnicities, age range 25-60, professional, conservative. short hair on men and no facial hair. no braids or locs, natural hair color ONLY, NO piercings or visible tattoos. Should have your own business attire

WAR PROTESTERS & PEDESTRIANS: Male and Female, all ethnicities, age range 18-65, variety of 1960s period types who are comfortable being portrayed as a war protester or a pedestrian at/near a war protest. natural hair color ONLY, NO piercings or visible tattoos.

–should be comfortable in whatever role we choose for you for this scene–

If available and you fit this description – please submit ASAP with a clear photos of both your face/body AND your hands, name, number, sizes and piano playing experience

Please put ‘WEDNESDAY 1-8 AVAILABLE’ in the subject line.


To apply for this job email your details to GENIUS@CENTRALCASTING.COM