Something was definitely fishy about a recent casting call for Outer Banks, reports Post and Courier.
When an online casting call went out for season 2 extras, it seemed legitimate enough. As the publication notes, local media in Charleston (where the series is filmed) posted the casting call information and included a web link asking for interested parties to share their age, phone number, measurements, and multiple photos.
Outer Banks casting call scam
However, when the shady site noted that hopeful extras would be charged a fee, many smelled a scam right away. The casting recruiter, Taylor Woodell, confirmed that it was indeed not a legitimate posting.
Woodell told Post and Courier, “Signing up to be an extra will and should always be free and never cost a membership fee. In addition, there should always be a casting director’s name attached to any type of press release or casting call.”
Woodell also reassured the masses that Netflix’s public relations team are aware of the scam and she trusts them to handle the situation, adding, “I don’t have any information as of now, just because Netflix is being extremely diligent in their implementation of COVID protocols.”
In late July, Netflix announced Outer Banks was being renewed for another season. Now, filming has officially resumed. Season 2 is also being filmed in Charleston.
While there may not be a fresh casting call floating around this minute, all is not lost for hopefuls looking to become an Outer Banks extra someday. With a little luck and a lot of streaming, there’s bound to be a season 3.