By Wayne Harada
For those who’ve emailed wondering if ABC’s “Last Resort” is hiring locals for extra work, the answer is yes ... or at least maybe.
There is a site where applicants can get their toes in the sub. Or, door, if you will.
“‘Last Resort’ has several roles available for aspiring actors and submissions for auditions and casting calls throughout the season are being accepted now,” according to an email alert. “This is your chance to make your big break on a network drama, from one of the most successful television producers of the past decade.”
The respected creator and visionary behind the show is Shawn Ryan, whose previous hits include “The Shield” and “The Unit.”
"Last Resort" is a budding ABC hit at 7 p.m. Thursday (8 p.m. Mainland) slot, preceding “Grey’s Anatomy.”
The series stars Andre Braugher and Scott Speedman who are attached to the U.S. Navy’s nuclear ship Colorado but they defy orders from Washington to fire missiles on Pakistan. They retreat to an island (Hawaii, again portraying a fictional island) where there are rogue sailors, so the suspense takes place under water and on “foreign” turf.
Because the drama is positioned opposite powerhouse CBS comedies ("Big Bang Theory," "Two and a Half Men"), ratings are encouraging for a new show against established hits.
Back to auditions and extras: A multitude of “types” are apparently needed. The online instructions state that inquiries should be sent to this email: email@example.com.
To visit the site announcing the talent call, go to http://www.castingcallhub.com/last-resort-abc/