The Irish Film and Television Network (IFTN) reports that warriors, maidens, farmers, and others with long hair and sturdy armor are needed immediately to report to Dublin and County Wicklow for a special assignment.
Yes, the new History Channel series Vikings is on the look-out for extras–thousands of them, apparently!
The Vikings Extras Facebook page provides all of the details, including a list of real-life “types” they need, such as:
REAL FISHERMEN, SAILORS, ROWERS, AXEMEN & WOMEN, SWORDSMEN & WOMEN, ARCHERS, ROWERS, BOWMEN & WOMEN, CARPENTERS, CRAFTSPEOPLE, FARMERS, BUTCHERS, HUNTERS, BLACKSMITHS, METAL WORKERS, LUMBERJACKS, WHITTLERS, MIDWIVES, NURSES, MUSICIANS…
They note that all body types, large and small, and all backgrounds are welcome and there will be payment for participation.
So now is your chance. Live in Ireland? Thinking of moving to Ireland? Want to take that broadsword out of the mothballs and swing it over your head one more time? Feeling the itch to let an arrow fly? Or an axe? Heed the call and become part of this epic in the making!
Just don’t hurt Gabriel Byrne, ok?
Mr. Byrne does look a bit perturbed, it is true, but fear not!
He will have his stubble in fine shape by the time filming starts.
So, if you were to sign up as an extra for Vikings, what kind of Viking would you be? Share your Viking persona here in the comments section!