About The Series
“Antarctica” is an upcoming comedy set to premiere on Netflix about a teenage boy, Sam Watts, and his family. The main character, Sam, struggles with autism. He has difficulty in understanding social cues, making an intimate physical contact and conveying romantic gestures. The show focuses on Sam trying to live up to the challenges of adult life with his family, as they try to find what being “normal” mean. It is a joint venture of Netflix and Sony Pictures.
The role of Sam Watts conveys the challenges of an autistic teenage in a light and humorous way. The role of the family in assisting him through the struggle is also a highlight of the show. The show will be narrative when Sam talks about his thoughts and shares his perspective. The production team still is looking for an actor to play the lead role of Sam Watts.
Audition dates: Open
Type: Comedy Series
What Are We Looking For
A casting call for the character of Sam Watts is being made nationwide. The character is eighteen years old so a teen actor who looks to be the same age is required. The actor can be a fresh talent or an experienced one; the option for audition is open for all. The character understanding will include a good grasp of autistic symptoms and behavior. This will need to be incorporated in a humorous expression of behavior. The audition is being conducted online by Telsey + Company.
Currently, the auditions are being conducted for one role only, the main character, Sam Watts. He is in senior year of High school and shows autistic symptoms. He has difficulty understanding social cues so it often leads to awkward situations. He responds in a very blunt and straightforward manner which often puts people off. Sam is like a walking-talking encyclopedia of Antarctica and loves to talk about it. His disability is his advantage as well, as he keeps things real and straight to the point. This either leads people to ridicule him (as is often), or win loyal companions.
Please note that
The auditions are being conducted online so follow the given link to submit your entry.
The auditions are open nationwide, so there is no limitation to any State.
Kindly do not apply if you think you cannot play the role of an autistic teenager