An episode of the popular Netflix prison series “Orange is the New Black” is filming in Riverhead this month and you can appear as an extra on the show.
Casting directors for the series first advertised for local talent in Riverhead Monday afternoon. The show has been filming episodes of its second season, set to stream later this year, at the Rockland Children’s Psych Center in Orangeburg, N.Y. this week.
Local residents interested in appearing on the series can send their photograph, union status and contact information to [email protected]. Last week, casting directors advertised for “scary looking” extras in New York City to play inmates on the show.
The Golden Globe nominated series was created by “Weeds” showrunner Jenji Kohan. Based on the memoir by former female prisoner Piper Kerman, the show stars Taylor Schilling, Jason Biggs and Laura Prepon. One episode last season was directed by Academy Award winner Jodie Foster.
“Orange is the New Black” joins HBO’s “Girls,” “Boardwalk Empire” and “The Sopranos” as popular series to film on the North Fork. See photos from past film and television shoots here.