‘Westworld’ Season 2 Filming In Kern County, Calif., Needing Hundreds Of Extras


HBO’s “Westworld” became one of the most popular shows of last year, and its second season is currently filming. Recently, a casting call was announced as the show seeks extras for a scene that will be shot in the Ridgecrest area of Kern, California.


The announcement was made via the Ridgecrest Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. Moreover, the casting call was posted on their website. The first notable requirement is that the applicants’ appearances must fit the 1890s aesthetic, as most of “Westworld” is set in the Wild West. Men can either sport a rugged look or are clean-shaven. As for the women, having a long hair is required.

Accepted applicants will be paid for their work, but the casting call did not say how much. Filming will start in the Ridgecrest area next month, and the show will need hundreds of extras.


Filming for “Westworld” is at a much faster pace than ever, as creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy seem to be eager to finish the second season early. Ed Harris, who plays the “man in black,” revealed last month that they have finished filming some scenes for episodes 1, 2, 4, and 10.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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