ABC Family casting actors and extras for season 3 of the hit series 'Pretty Little Liars'

Pretty Little Liars Auditions Extras Casting

"Pretty Little Liars" third season will will premiere on June 5, 2012.
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Update: On October 4, 2012, ABC Family renewed  "Pretty Little Liars" for a fourth season.

The third season of ABC Family's hugely popular teen drama mystery thriller television series "Pretty Little Liars" is now underway. The show's casting directors are auditioning actors for guest starring and day player roles, as well as hiring extras and stand-ins. The network has ordered 24 episodes that will shoot through October, 2012. The story is set in the fictitious town of Rosewood, Pennsylvania but shoots in Los Angeles. "Pretty Little Liars" premiered on June 8, 2010 becoming ABC Family's highest-rated series debut on record.

"Pretty Little Liars" follows the lives of four teenage girls - Aria Montgomery (Lucy Hale), Emily Fields (Shay Mitchell), Hanna Marin (Ashley Benson), and Spencer Hastings (Troian Bellisario) - whose clique falls apart after the disappearance of their leader, Alison DiLaurentis (Sasha Pieterse), until her body is found, and they join together again at her funeral - where they immediately begin receiving text messages from an anonymous source, "A", who threatens to expose their secrets — including long-hidden ones they thought only their close friend Alison knew. As the show continues, they are plagued by "A's" cruel schemes, ranging from worms instead of Chinese food, to vicious attempts on their lives.

The show is based on a series of young adult novels by Sara Shepard that are "loosely based on her experiences growing up on Philadelphia's Main Line". Ten books have been released so far, and "Stunning," the next book in the series, has a release date of June 5, 2012. A twelfth and final book, "Burned," is scheduled to be released December 4, 2012. A companion book, "Pretty Little Secrets," was released on January 3, 2012. The book is set during the winter holidays between the books "Unbelievable" and "Wicked". Sara Shepard has been writing for many years, and when she was young, one of the things she wanted to be when she grew up was a soap opera star.

Minors and foreign talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of California and in the United States.

The 2013 Los Angeles Actors Resource Guide eBook includes the following information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in Los Angeles and the United States:

• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• California Child Actor Permit Application
• California Minors Summary Chart
• Child Actor Coogan Trust Deposit Instructions
• California Division of Labor Standards Offices
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application

In addition to the following Los Angeles Actors Resources:

• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Los Angeles Casting Directors List
• Los Angeles Extras Casting Directors List
• Los Angeles Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• Los Angeles Acting Classes List
• Acting Classes for Young Actors in Los Angeles
• Los Angeles Headshot Photographers List
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Miscellaneous Los Angeles Resources
• Actors Unions
• PDF Users Guides

The 2013 Los Angeles Actors Resource Guide eBook is available here.

Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Actors Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

Gayle Pillsbury
Zane/Pillsbury Casting
585 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004

Extras Casting

Los Angeles:

Central Casting
220 South Flower Street
Burbank, CA 91502
Registration Information: (818) 562-2755
Do not send photos to Central, you must register in person.

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies (they will most likely end being thrown away), they do not cast the films. They hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

ABC Family
3800 W Alameda Ave
Burbank, CA 91505

Alloy Entertainment
6300 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 2150
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Horizon Scripted Television
4000 Warner Blvd
Burbank, CA 91522


Leslie Morgenstein
I. Marlene King
Bob Levy
Oliver Goldstick
Lisa Cochran-Neilan
Joshua Bank


I. Marlene King


Chad Lowe
Norman Buckley
Ron Lagomarsino

Note: Various directors work throughout the season. In television shows composed of individual episodes, the television director's role differs from that of a film director in that he or she may work only on some television episodes as opposed to the director of an entire film production. In episodic television productions, the major creative control resides with a producer of the show. The television producer with creative control is called the showrunner.


Lucy Hale - Aria Montgomery
Ashley Benson - Hanna Marin
Holly Marie Combs - Ella Montgomery
Laura Leighton - Ashley Marin
Chad Lowe - Byron Montgomery
Shay Mitchell - Emily Fields
Troian Bellisario - Spencer Hastings
Sasha Pieterse - Alison DiLaurentis
Tyler Blackburn - Caleb Rivers
Janel Parrish - Mona Vanderwall
Keegan Allen - Toby Cavanaugh


Adapted for TV by Marlene King, "Liars" is set three years after the disappearance of the manipulative and vindictive "Queen Bee" Alison (Sasha Pieterse). It revolves around her four girlfriends, Aria (Lucy Hale), Emily (Shay Mitchell), Spencer (Troian Bellisario) and Hanna (Ashley Benson), who have lost touch with one another until each of them begins to receive mysterious messages suggesting that Alison is watching them and knows every secret they're desperate to keep. The messages don't stop even after Alison's body finally is discovered.