Open casting call for new ABC Family drama series 'The Lying Game'

Allie Gonino Laurel Mercer The Lying Game

"The Lying Game" begins airing Monday August 15, 2011 on ABC Family at 9/8c.

Warner Horizon and Alloy Entertainment are now in production on a new drama television series for ABC Family titled "The Lying Game". The show is filmed in Austin, Texas and there is an open casting call scheduled for extras, stand-ins, and photo doubles. The show centers on twin identical sisters separated at birth - one rich and one poor. When the rich one goes missing the poor sister sets out to find her.

"The Lying Game" stars Alexandra Chando ("As The World Turns") as Emma/Sutton; Allie Gonino ("10 Things I Hate About You") as Laurel; Andy Buckley ("The Office") as Ted; Helen Slater ("Supergirl") as Kristin; Blair Redford ("90210") as Garrett; Sharon Pierre-Louis ("Lincoln Heights") as Nisha; Kirsten Prout ("Kyle XY") as Char; and Alice Greczyn ("Lincoln Heights") as Mads.

Charles Pratt, Jr. is the writer/executive producer of the show based on a series of novels of the same name by Sara Shepard. Leslie Morgenstein ("Pretty Little Liars," "Gossip Girl," "The Vampire Diaries") and Gina Girolamo will also serve as co-executive producers.

This one-hour scripted drama is under AFTRA contract.

Open Casting Call Details

Here is what the casting directors are seeking:

• Males and Females, any ethnicity, 18 yrs+ to play high school students.
• Male and Female adults, any ethnicity, to play teachers and faculty.
• Male and Female adults, any ethnicity, to play parents of students.

Please bring a non-returnable recent color snapshot, a pen or pencil, and be prepared to fill out a form with your physical stats, all clothing sizes, and contact information.


ND at 501 Studios
501 IH-35
Austin, TX 78702
Click Here for directions.


Thursday July 21, 2011
12:00pm - 5:00pm

If you can not make it to the open casting call, you can still be considered. Download and fill out the Talent Registration Form, attach your photograph, and mail it to the extras casting office at the following address:

Beth Sepko Casting
3rd Coast Extras
"The Lying Game" Background
501 N. IH-35
Austin, TX 78702

Principal Actor Casting:

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

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

Los Angeles:

Lisa Ystrom
Tim Payne
10200 Riverside Drive
Suite 201
Toluca Lake, CA 91602

Austin, TX:

Beth Sepko
"The Lying Game" Casting
501 N. IH-35
Austin, TX 78702

Extras Casting

Austin, TX:

Beth Sepko Casting
3rd Coast Extras
"The Lying Game" Background
501 N. IH-35
Austin, TX 78702

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather 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

Warner Horizon Television
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522


Chuck Pratt Jr.
Leslie Morgenstein
Gina Girolamo


David Jackson

Note: Additional directors work various episodes. 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.


Alexandra Chando - Emma Becker / Sutton Mercer
Allie Gonino - Laurel Mercer
Andy Buckley - Ted Mercer
Helen Slater - Kristin Mercer
Alice Greczyn - Madeline "Mads" Rybak
Blair Redford - Ethan Whitehorse
Kirsten Prout - Charlotte "Char" Chamberlin
Sharon Pierre Louis - Nisha Randall


The show follows Emma (Chando), a kind-hearted foster kid who can’t catch a break. She finds out she has an identical twin sister, Sutton (also played by Chando), who – unlike Emma – was adopted by wealthy parents and is seemingly living an ideal life. After their initial meeting, Sutton talks Emma into stepping into her life for a few days while she pursues a lead on their birth mother. Initially excited to do this favor for her sister, Emma soon learns that Sutton has gone missing and could be in trouble. Now, Emma must decide whether to come clean to Sutton’s family and risk her own safety in the hope of uncovering her twin sister’s true whereabouts, along with the truth about why they were separated in the first place.