Written by Scott Campbell, Cumbernauld Media's Senior Reporter.
Published at 10:25 on 8 March 2015
Outlander used Cumbernauld's vacant Isola warehouse for production. Picture: courtesy of Bill Henry.
A CASTING call that was issued for local actors to come forward as STARZ confirmed that a second season of the hit-US cable network show, Outlander, is going ahead has closed after an influx of prospective extras applied.
The news of a casting call came after the subscription cable network STARZ confirmed that the hit show Outlander will be available to watch in the UK via the Amazon Prime instant video service.
Due to the huge popularity of the first season, STARZ confirmed that a second season of the show will be made, earlier this month, with a casting call issued for programme extras earlier this week.
According to the criteria, published on Project Casting, applicants were required to be aged between 17 and 70 years old, have the legal right to work in the UK, be of slim build with natural hair and no visible tattoos or piercings, have their own transport or live close to Cumbernauld, and be available at short notice.
Popularity was so high, however, that GBM Casting issued a statement on March 5th – two days’ after the casting call was issued – to confirm that no more applications would be considered.
In a statement, GBM Casting thanked everybody for their interest in the casting call and the production of Outlander.
“Thank you to everyone who has sent an email regarding our post about casting for filming in Cumbernauld (0utlander),” a statement on the group’s Facebook page said.
“We now have everyone we are looking for and will not be accepting any more submissions (sorry!). Thank you. GBM,” it added.
An adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s best-selling series of seven books, ‘Outlander’ tells the story of characters Clair Beauchamp and James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser, and is set in the Scottish highlands, between the 18th and 20th century periods Scotland.
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