Extras needed on Pittsburgh set of ‘Mindhunter’ Season 2 |

Extras needed on Pittsburgh set of ‘Mindhunter’ Season 2

Dillon Carr

The casting crew for Netflix’s crime drama web TV series “Mindhunter” is looking for around 2,500 paid background actors to appear in Pittsburgh-area scenes for the show’s second season.

The show is searching primarily for African-Americans to portray hippies, protesters, students and FBI agents. No experience is needed and all ages are welcome to apply, according to a casting-call flier.

Extras Casting Director Tom Gustafson said the show is filming a large crowd scene in Wilkinsburg on Sept. 22 where they will need around 1,000 African-Americans. The crew will be filming scenes in the area through December, he said, but declined to offer details about the scenes.

Much of the first season of “Mindhunter,” starring Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany as FBI agents probing the minds of serial killers, was shot in 2016 at several locations in Western Pennsylvania, including Tarentum, Vandergrift, McKeesport and Canonsburg. The show premiered on Netflix Oct. 13, 2017.

There will be seven dates through August and one day in September where those interested can register and apply for the positions in person.

• Aug. 3: 2-4 p.m. at the Old Wilkinsburg High School, 747 Wallace Ave.

• Aug. 4: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Afro-American Music Institute, Homewood, 7131 Hamilton Ave.

• Aug. 6: 3 to 6 p.m. at the Kingsley Association in East Liberty, 6435 Frankstown Road.

• Aug 6: 5 to 8 p.m. at the Butler Farm Show, 625 Evan City Road, Butler.

• Aug. 7: 3 to 6 p.m. at the Olivet Baptist Church, Hill District, 2312 Centre Ave.

• Aug. 11: 1 to 4 p.m. at the Comtra Theater in Cranberry, 20540 US 19.

• Sept. 5: 5 to 9 p.m. at Wigle Whiskey Barrel House, 1055 Spring Garden Ave.

Those interested can also apply online at Online applicants will need to have a Gmail account to apply and upload at least one photo of themselves.

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Dillon Carr is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Dillon at 412-871-2325, [email protected] or via Twitter @dillonswriting.

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