New AMC show ‘The Son’ holding Austin casting call

A new AMC TV series will hold an open casting call this weekend in Austin.

“The Son,” based on a novel by Philipp Meyer, is looking for paid background extras.

Filming will begin in early June and run through September.

Producers are looking for men and women ages 18 and up, particularly folks with “Wild West” attire, “interesting” faces, facial hair, horseback-riding experience, ranching or farming experience, archery or firearms skills and law enforcement experience.

A description of the show: “This is a world of cowboys, vaqueros, oil loggers and American Indians clashing on the frontiers of the American West as Texas makes a name for itself. The period spans 1849-1915.”

If you’re interested, stop by the Best Western Plus hotel at 2200 S. Interstate 35 this Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. or send an email that includes a current photo to

Author: Gary Dinges

Gary Dinges covers bars/restaurants, movies, music, radio and TV -- plus a bunch of other fun stuff -- for the Austin American-Statesman.

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