The Gilded Age is an HBO American historical drama starring Cynthia Nixon, Christine Baranski, Carrie Coon and, Meryl Streep's daughter, Louisa Jacobson to name a few. With 2 successful seasons under the belts of producers it's time to think about season 3.

Filming for the first 2 seasons of the Gilded Age took place in Newport, Rhode Island as well as various locations around Troy and Albany, New York. For the filming of season 3 there will be a return to the Capital Region and you could be part of it. Here is the latest on the Gilded Age casting call for paid extras.

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If you are local to the Albany County and Rensselaer County areas of New York State Grant Wilfley Casting is looking for you to appear as a background actor in season 3 of the Gilded Age. Filming will take place in the Albany and Schenectady areas throughout the month of August. Filming in Troy is expected to take place August 2nd through August 31st.

These are paid acting positions. For SAF-AFTRA actors compensation ranges from $52-$216. For non SAG-AFTRA actors compensation ranges from $40-$176. For more on the pay for these positions visit

All background actors must attend a fitting in Troy, NY prior to filming. Costume fittings begin are taking place in July. Actors must not have visible tattoos, no allergies to wool and must be ok working around smoke. Here are some of the guidelines producers are asking for filming in Troy:

  • Women will be fit in corsets
  • Natural hair colors only
  • No shaved heads, dreds or extensions
  • Looking for 1880's African American pedestrians

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