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POSTED 12/05/19

From: Robyn Owen Silvestri, CSA. I work with Film/TV Casting Director Aisha Coley, CSA, here in Los Angeles.

Please find background information in the following links:

Aisha Coley-
Robyn Owen-

YADA helped in their search when we were doing "A Wrinkle In Time" a few years back.  Now, they are currently casting a pilot for WB TV/HBO MAX titled "DMZ" based on the DC comics graphic novel and are searching  globally for our 3 lead youth/young adult actors.

Actors must be available January 27, 2020 through February 28th, 2020 with NO conflicts of any kind in television, theatre, or film.

STORY LINE: In the near future, America is embroiled in a bitter civil war leaving Manhattan a demilitarized zone (DMZ), destroyed and isolated from the rest of the world. A fierce woman medic journeys through this harrowing land saving lives while desperately searching for her lost son. But as she contends with the gangs, militias, demagogues and warlords that control this lawless no man’s land, she becomes the unlikely source of what everyone here has lost… Hope.These are the descriptions of the roles we are searching for:

[SKEL] 15 - early 20s, Latino, a handsome man with soft eyes that betray his dangerous nature. Skel is the DMZ's boogieman, a guy who understands his survival to be predicated on power. He is a soldier in a time of war and the ruthless triggerman of the Spanish Harlem Kings, one of the most powerful gangs in the DMZ. Skel publicly condemns his enemies to death by writing their names in spray paint on his infamous wall along 3rd Avenue. Skel is also a talented graffiti artist with a profound passion for and knowledge of art. His art, a pursuit that he keeps private, is his lasting connection to his humanity that still exists beneath the numbed scars that have resulted from the ruthless demands of his gang and of war-time survival...SERIES REGULAR

[NICO] Latina, an 11 year old female, a brash, brave little girl with the mouth of a sailor. Nico might be young, but she rarely gets intimidated and she doesn’t shy away from danger. Nico gets by on selling stolen goods, but would keep up the habit just for the thrill. She’s fiercely loyal to Odi, her best friend in the world, and despite her tough exterior, she worries and cares deeply for him...SERIES REGULAR

[ODI PEERLIS] African-American male, 12 years old, but looks younger. Odi is young with an old soul and a big heart. The war has left him with nothing except his ailing grandfather and his pet hamster, both of whom he cares for and protects. He lives with them in an Upper Manhattan one-bedroom, which is an area that has been largely deserted. Odi is resourceful and resilient. He remembers very little of pre-war Manhattan. Instead, he understands his brutal circumstance to be nothing more than the norm. Still, he is plagued by the fear of being alone. He turns to Alma for support and comfort, something he always gives but rarely ever receives... SERIES REGULAR
Please note that the actors must be comfortable with Adult language and war theme.
If you feel you could be right of these roles, please email a headshot and resume to  If they feel you are a right fit, they will send you sides for the appropriate roles to self tape.
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