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21st Jun 2022

Netflix is looking for extras in Ireland for its new Obama-produced crime series

Rory Cashin

Who wouldn’t like to be paid to rub shoulders with some of the most famous people in the world…

Just a few days ago, we reported that the first scripted series produced by Barack and Michelle Obama was heading into production, as the duo’s company Higher Ground teams up with Netflix on the darkly comedic crime thriller Bodkin.

Today, an Irish casting company has put out a call for extras for the big production, which is expected to take place in Dublin, Wicklow and West Cork.

The casting company has stated that they are “looking for people interested in becoming background artists, particularly in Dublin and Wicklow area” and that it will be “paid work and great fun”.

They have also stated that “We are accepting applications from under 18’s but please note that parts for minors are very limited. You must have a valid PPS number and the right to work in Ireland to apply”.

As for the show you’ll be potentially working on, Bodkin is produced both by the Obamas and WIIP Film Studios (the folks behind Mare Of Easttown), and is set to star Will Forte (MacGruber, The Last Man on Earth), Siobhán Cullen (The Dry, The Bright Side), David Wilmot (The Guard, Intermission) and Chris Walley (The Young Offenders, 1917).

The show’s plot synopsis is as follows:

“A darkly comedic thriller about a motley crew of podcasters who set out to investigate the mysterious disappearance of three strangers in an idyllic, coastal Irish town. But once they start pulling at threads, they discover a story much bigger and weirder than they could have ever imagined.”

For more information on how to apply, check out the application form right here.