The Chi Season 1 - Showtime

Showtime TV Show Casting Call

The network that brought us Homeland and “Shameless” is bringing us a new series and you could be in it! Showtime is filming the new show “The Chi”. An extras casting call is 2017 is available for you to apply to. Casting directors are searching for models and actors to portray restaurant goers, wait staff and an Asian fusion chef. The team is looking for men and women ages 18 to 55 years old. Whether you have experience or are looking to get you feet wet in the industry, this is a great opportunity. Filming will be in Chicago on Monday, July 3rd. It is scheduled to film from about 3:00pm to 3:00am. Sign up for the TV show casting call right away if you would like to be considered. This is a great way to get started in the acting industry.

About “The Chi”

“The Chi is a relevant, timely and distinctive coming-of-age story and follows a half dozen interrelated characters in the South Side of Chicago. Jason Mitchell will play Brandon, an ambitious and confident young man who dreams about opening a restaurant of his own someday, but is conflicted between the promise of a new life and his responsibility to his mother and teenage brother back in the South Side.” [Deadline]

What They Are Looking for

Looking for people comfortable playing the following:

1) Restaurant Goer: Rate: $88/8
This is a upcoming hip, fun restaurant – we are looking for Foodies types – Male/Female, Age 18 – 55, Any Ethnicity

2) Wait Staff: Rate: $88/8
We are looking for people who have wait staff experience. Male/Female, Age 22 – 35, Any Ethnicity.

3) Asian Fusion Chef: Rate: $150/8
We are looking for people who are actual Asian Fusion Chefs – please be sure to include a brief description of your experience.

Shoot Date: Monday, 7/3/17
Tentative Call Time: 3:00pm To 3:00am
Location: Chicago

How to Apply

If you are interested and have open availability during these dates, send an email with the following to Follow the instructions below. Be sure to submit all requested information.

1) In the subject line of the email write the name of the role you are submitting for. i.e. RESTAURANT GOER / WAIT STAFF / ASIAN FUSION CHEF

2) In the body of the email include your: name, age, height, weight, shoe size phone number, email, and zip code in which you currently reside.

3) Include your measurements:
men: jacket, neck/sleeve (your sleeve is measured from the back of your neck, down the length of your arm to your wrist), pants (waist/inseam), shoes
women: dress, pants, shoes, and bust (cup size, too)/waist/hips

4). Confirm that you have filled out the survey pinned to the top of our Facebook page. (If you have not done so then fill it out now).

5) Confirm that you have open availability to work tentative hours of 3:00PM to 3:00AM. You Must Answer This Question!

6) Attach (2) two current photos, 1 close up and 1 full body taken in good lit lighting. Do not cover your face. No hats, no sunglasses, no filters, etc.

7) Confirm you mode of transportation to set, i.e. Uber, CTA, Vehicle, etc. If you have a vehicle, and are okay with it being used on set, please include the make, model, year and color – we may be adding a few cars to the scene.

8) If we asked for your experience, please include a brief description in your submission.

9) Please let us know if you have previously worked on the show, and if so, what was the role that you played.

Leave a Casting Response

2 Casting Responses

  1. Davonte Evans

    24 year old male here seeking a role. Please let me know of any available positions. Davonte Elijah Evans

  2. Khadijah Turner

    Hello, I am Khadijah Turner – I weight 135 pounds – my height is 5’2 – age 24 years old – shoe size 8 – shirt size Medium – pants size 10 – African American – seeking to join the chi, as a (wait staff) – I reside in North Minneapolis 55412, but I will do anything to make my dreams come true I can be on the first plan seriously, I am dedicated to this I love the show and I always wanted to be an actress, this would be an honor I have what it take to be a star, I am capable of playing a great role, I know I have what it takes, to make my dreams come true please believe in me .