Scooper ‘Beestboi’ has shared this casting call for Spike TV’s upcoming Blade pilot. If you’re interested in one of these roles, we suggest you go through a talent agency to submit yourself:
Spike TV / New Line Television
Executive Producers: David S. Goyer, Jon Kroll, Jim Rosenthal, Ari Arad, Avi Arad
Producer: Gordon Mark
Writers: David S. Goyer & Geoffrey Johns
Based on the Blade chacters in Marvel Comics
Casting Director: Ronnie Yeskel
Casting Associate: Chuck McCollum
Casting Assistant: Erica Silverman
Start Date: 11/01/05
Location: Vancouver, B. C.
HARD COPY SUBMISSIONS TO: RONNIE YESKEL & ASSOC.
5555 MELROSE AVE., BUNGALOW 10, ROOM 109
LOS ANGELES, CA 90038
*PLEASE MARK SUBMISSIONS “BLADE” IN LARGE BOLD PRINT!!! NOTE: THERE IS NOW SOMEONE WHO WILL BE PUTTING ACTORS ON TAPE IN NEW YORK. PLEASE RE-SUBMIT TO THE ABOVE ADDRESS.
[BLADE] (AFRICAN-AMERICAN, MALE, LATE 20s TO LATE 30s) An incredible martial artist & warrior, armed w/a silver sword, this legendary vampire hunter ferociously seeks out his vampire prey & destroys them. A “half-breed” whose mother was attacked by vampires while pregnant w/him, Blade is himself halfhuman, half-vampire, and forced to drink a special serum on a daily basis to control his raging thrist. Blade has all the vampires’ strengths and none of their weaknesses — which is why he is so feared and hated by his nemeses. Anxious to stop vampire research into a top secret genome project, Blade enlists the help of a new ally — one who battles the menace from w/in their own ranks…SERIES REGULAR
[CHRISTA STARR] (CAUCASIAN, FEMALE MID 20s) She’s a doctor & former military medic who has recently been discharged from active service. Drained by her combat traumas, Christa is trying to re-enter normal civilian life when she gets word that her fraternal twin brother, Zack, has been killed under mysterious circumstances. Unable to get any satisfaction from the police, Christa decides to investigate Zack’s death herself. Its a decision that catapults her into a strange new world of vampires & familiars that she didn’t even know existed. A courageous, tenacious and fierce adversary, Christa is captured & “turned” by powerful vampire Marcus, who enlists her in his vampire ranks…SERIES REGULAR
[MARCUS VAN SCIVER] (CAUCASIAN, MALE, 25 TO 40) He’s a charismatic, dapper, sexy, aristocratic vampire with pale skin, piercing eyes and an unslaked hunger for power — and blood. First turned into a vampire back in the days of the American colonies, Marcus looks down on humans as little more than cattle — but we sense that he may have a hidden longing for his lost human existence. A wealthy developer and a pillar of the community, Marcus hangs with the city’s elite, but his real power stems from his ties to the age-old House of Chthon, venerable vampire rulers. Impressed by Christa’s bravery and tenacity, Marcus “turns” her and recruits her for his vampire “family”…SERIES REGULAR PLEASE SUBMIT NAME ACTORS ONLY
[SHEN] (ASIAN, MALE, MID TO LATE 20s) Blade’s loyal ally, he’s a thin but muscular Asian with a shaved head and an imperturbable manner. A former religious man, Shen now devotes his energies to the good fight against the vampire hordes. He helps perfect new technologies for Blade to use in his battles, and his mere presence helps the driven Blade achieve at least a measure of inner peace…SERIES REGULAR
[CHASE] (FEMALE, EARLY TO MID 20s, ANY ETHNICITY) Marcus’s most loyal and efficient follower, she’s a gorgeous vampire who appears to be in her early 20s, although her hungry eyes tell a different story. She helps Marcus kills Zack, Christa’s fraternal twin. Later, after Christa is herself turned into a vampire, Chase takes her on a tour of the vampires’ world & gives her a sweeping overview of the vampires’ tumultuous history…SERIES REGULAR
STORY LINE: Tenacious vampire slayer BLADE forms an odd alliance with CHRISTA STARR, a woman who wants revenge upon the vampires’ House of Chthon, and the powerful MARCUS, for slaying her fraternal twin brother. But while Blade battles the vampires from the outside, Christa battles them from within — after being changed into a vampire herself…