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Want to be part of a Netflix series filming in Alberta? Here's your chance – DiscoverAirdrie.com

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An urgent casting call has been issued for Indigenous extras for the lead roles in the drama/western Netflix series filmed in Southern Alberta. The Abandoned.

Indigenous men, women and children are sought, all ages are welcome. Castings will take place on Thursday, May 30th from 12pm to 8pm at the Stoney Nakoda Resort & Casino and are open to Alberta residents only.

The Abandoned is a 10-part series starring Emmy Award-winning actresses Gillian Anderson and Lena Headey. Filming began in the area this spring.

According to the Internet Movie Database (IMDb), the plot of the series revolves around “a corrupt power of wealth and power [that] covets the land of a group of diverse and atypical families and seeks to drive them out. They must follow their Manifest Destiny.'

Anderson, perhaps best known for her role in X files as Special Agent Dan Scully and in The crown And Hanniball, is set to play the role of Constance, the head of a wealthy family after inheriting her husband's mining fortune.

Five-time nominee Headey, perhaps best known for his portrayal of Cersei Lannister in HBO’s game of Throneswill play alongside Anderson another rich matriarch who adopts four orphans. Creator and producer of the series is Kurt Sutter, who is also the producer of the Sons of Anarchy And The shield.

The Abandoned isn't the only big-name series filming in the province. According to ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists), other series are filming in our area, including Witches X, which is filming in Calgary and the surrounding area, season 3 of Abracadavers, and season 18 of Heartland. Another production, A Dickens of a Christmas, recently filmed in the province.

Filming for “The Abandons” began in mid-May and will be completed in October.

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