Cochranites looking to join the world of film and television will have their chance next weekend.

Netflix is hosting an open casting call for The Abandons, an 1850's western TV series that will start filming in Calgary and surrounding areas from May 14 to October 17, 2024.

The series is looking for individuals of all ages and ethnicities, from eight to 80. The casting call will be held in person at DoubleTree by Hilton Calgary North, located at 2120 16 Avenue NE, in the Cascade Room, on Saturday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Rolls up for grabs include blacksmiths, ranchers, labourers, and butchers, as well as individuals with upscale affluent looks and amputees.

If you're unable to make it to the casting call, you can still apply by emailing Classic Casting at Just include a current photo of yourself along with your contact information.