"Vikings" Season 5 – History

Open Casting Call for Extras

Are you looking for an acting casting call in 2017? The extraordinary TV show “Vikings” is heading back to the History Channel for season 5 and you have the opportunity to be in it! An open casting call is being held for the series. The “Vikings” audition in 2017 will be held for 2 days in Dublin and 1 day will be held in Wicklow. Models and actors must live locally to Ireland to be considered. Adult and teen actors ages 16 and older are eligible to attend. This is a casting call for people with or without experience. Filming is set to begin in September. Men and women of all types of ethnicities are needed for several roles. Anyone who is interested in appearing on the stunning series and who fits the requirements should attend the open call audition to be considered.

About “Vikings”

The History original series Vikings transports us to the brutal and mysterious world of Ragnar Lothbrok (played by Travis Fimmel), a Viking warrior and farmer who yearns to explore and raid the distant shores across the ocean. In the first season, his ambition puts him at odds with local chieftain Earl Haraldson, who insists on sending his raiders to the impoverished east rather than the uncharted west. When Ragnar teams up with his boat builder friend Floki to craft a new generation of intrepid ships capable of conquering the rough northern seas, the stage is set for conflict. But for all its warfare and bloodshed, Vikings is also a story of family and brotherhood, capturing the love and affection between Ragnar and his wife, Lagertha a respected warrior in her own right. [History]

What They Are Looking For

Filming will begin September 2017. These days are open to adults.

You MUST LIVE LOCALLY (IRELAND) to be considered!

This is mainly for adults aged 16yrs +

It is for people from ALL ETHNIC, RELIGIOUS BACKGROUNDS & HERITAGE. Some of the examples being White/European, African, North African, Caribbean, Slavic, Middle Eastern, Central & South East Asian, Mediterranean, South American and more, IT IS INCLUSIVE OF EVERYONE!

You need to be a full time resident and living in Ireland with a working visa and PPS number .

We will not call anyone from outside of Ireland so please DO NOT travel to our open casting if you DO NOT FIT THE CRITERIA!

We will be filming mostly in the Dublin and Wicklow areas and when we call for work/fittings, notice can sometimes be very short so availability should be good

In terms of specific skills or appearances we are after, there are so many, but here are some examples…Fishermen, Carpenters, Craftspeople, Farm workers, Axe Men/Women, Skilled swords people, M&F Archers, Bowmen & Women, M&F Rowers, M&F Sailors, Ship hands & Deckhands, Calligraphers, Latin Speakers, Arab Speakers, Musicians, Midwives, Nurses, Animal Handlers, Hunters, Blacksmiths, Lumber Jacks, Magicians, Jugglers, Tree Surgeons, Whittlers, Males with all types of haircuts especially, long hair and Beards, All Sporty types, Martial Artists, Boxers, No visible tattoos, Women with all lengths of naturally colored hair, all men prepared to grow hair and beards, Men and women with punk style haircuts. This is far from a definitive list but it gives you an idea of how broad our search is so have a think beforehand and bring as much information about yourself as you can


Filming will begin September 2017

All jobs are casual/temporary

How to Apply

To apply, people should come along to one of our Open Casting days anytime between the hours stated, details below…

THE COMPLEX, 10-14 Little Mary Street, Dublin 7 (Between Capel Street & Smithfield Markets)
Tuesday 29th AUGUST 2017 anytime between 10.00am -5.00pm
Wednesday 30th AUGUST 2017 between anytime 10.00am – 5.00pm

The Grand Hotel, Abbey St, Wicklow Town
Friday 1st September 2017 anytime between 10.00am – 5.00pm

You DO NOT need an appointment

Actors only need to attend one of the days to apply

You will be asked to fill out an application form, which we will give you upon arrival

We will take a photo of each person when there

Please only attend if you wish to apply, time is limited and we want to give everyone genuinely wishing to apply a chance. You will be asked to leave if you are just hanging out with friends!

The process will only take about 20x mins

Please be prepared and arrive with knowledge of your measurements e.g. your Height, Chest, Dress, Shoe sizes etc. as you will be asked to put these all on the application form

You do not need to bring an additional CV or Headshots along, but we will accept them if you wish

If you arrive late to the open casting we cannot permit entry as we have only hired the venues out for a set amount of hours and need to vacate the premises at said times

If selected we may call people anytime between now and end of filming

When called, we will discuss dates of filming and rates of pay with people and ask you to come out to the studio for fittings before your 1st day of filming

To give yourself a better chance. Please fill out the application forms fully and correctly, include name, telephone numbers etc!

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Leave a Casting Response

2 Casting Responses

  1. Gavin Copeland

    Hello I am Gavin Copeland I am applying for Vikings any season and would like to do any part
    I am originally from Colorado USA and am moving to Ireland

  2. Helen Saad

    Dear Casting for Vikings,
    My name is Helen Saad and I am actually not applying for a position on the cast but would like to offer my abilities as a researcher for Vikings. I am a researcher and I was directed to get in touch with casting to present myself as a candidate for a research position on Vikings. I have a great background in research, with my previous research being in-depth historical research for art history subjects, as well as assisting the Massart Research Librarian and Documentalist, holding position as a the Reference Librarian at the Massart Library, and worked as the assistant teacher for two college level animation courses: Animation 4 and Stop Motion Animation; both of which I taught and was originally offered the jobs based on my research into the subjects. I hope this reaches your head of research and I hope I can be of help to the research that goes into making Vikings the great show it is!

    Helen Saad