Blumhouse Television and Kim Coleman Casting are conducting a worldwide talent search for a series regular in the Showtime series The Good Lord Bird. The Good Lord Bird is an 8 episode limited series adaptation of the novel of the same name. It is scheduled to start production in July 2019 and will be filming for several months in Virginia.
Oscar-winner Ethan Hawke has signed on to play series regular John Brown, an abolitionist that led a raid on the Harper’s Ferry armory in 1859. The Good Lord Bird will be directed by Anthony Hemingway (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, The Wire, Shameless), and Jason Blum (Get Out, BlacKkKlansman, Whiplash), Ethan Hawke, and Ryan Hawke are executive producing.
Casting is seeking an African American male, 13-16 years old to play “Onion,” aka Henry Shackleford. Henry is a slave boy who is mistaken for a girl by abolitionist John Brown and given the nickname Onion. Onion is “freed” by Brown and involuntarily joins his army of Free Staters. Onion wants nothing more than to return to his slave owner, Dutch Henry.
The deadline to submit is April 8th, at 12pm PST. To read more about the open call and submit, click here.