New Power Rangers Season 20 Casting Breakdowns COMFIRMED!: I’m back! And I brought you a present. :)

Hey, how’s it going everybody? Sorry I’ve been gone so long, but sometimes life gets in the way of things you really like to do. Anyway, we now have new official casting info that I hope will make up for it!

That’s right, we’ve got new breakdowns from Actor’s Access (note: you’ll need an account with them to view it, which is totally free), and it seems to be almost exactly the same as the last set. Check it out below:

Tuesday, May. 1, 2012, 6:21 PM PacificPOWER RANGERS (AA) Non-Union Episodic Casting Director: Iris Hampton Interview Dates: April 24th – June 1st.  Callback Dates: TBD  Shoot/Start Date: Shoot-October/Required to relocate in early SEPT. Pay Rate: There is pay. Pay to be determined.  Location: New Zealand
SUBMIT HARDCOPY
SUBMIT ELECTRONICALLY
PLEASE SUBMIT BY TUESDAY, MAY 1ST.
POWER RANGERS 1950 SAWTELLE SUITE 360 LOS ANGELES, CA  90025
IF POSSIBLE, PLEASE SUBMIT ACTOR’S ONLINE DEMO CLIPS ALONG WITH EACH ACTOR SUBMISSION.
ALL TALENT must be willing to relocate to New Zealand for approx. 6-8 months. Must have valid or current passport with at least one (1) year left before renewal or able to get one. Please note the names noted in the character breakdown are temporary names for the Rangers needed for this season. PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS AT THIS TIME. Casting phone is not up and running until Tuesday, April 24th.
ALL OF THE FOLLOWING POWER RANGER ROLES are a group of five teens 18-23 years to play 15-19 years. They are all nice looking, charismatic, energetic, outgoing and confident. They must have SUPER HERO LOOKS with average height and in great physical condition. Martial arts or gymnastics is a plus, but not mandatory. We are hoping for a very young looking cast this season.
[RED RANGER – REESE] Any ethnicity male, 18 – 23 to play 17-19 years. Reese is an attractive young man with super hero looks and a nice athletic build. He is a natural leader with honorable intentions. He is a much disciplined young man.[BLACK RANGER – BARON] All ethnicity Male, 18 to 23 to play 17-19. He has good looks with a slim build. He is fearless, fun and athletic. He wears his heart on his sleeve.[BLUE RANGER – PARRY] Any ethnicity Male, 18 to early twenties to play 16-19 years. He is a bit on the nerdy side. He is a studious and highly intelligent.

[PINK RANGER – SADIE] Any ethnicity, 18 to 23 to play 16 to 19 years. Average height. Sadie is a beautiful, sophisticated, intelligent and confident. She is very intuitive and genuinely cares about others.

[YELLOW RANGER – AVA] Any ethnicity, 18 to early twenties to play 16 to 18 years of age. Average height. Ava is STUNNING and athletic. She is generally unflappable and tough, but has a heart of gold. A young Angelina Jolie type.

Yep, everything you’ll need for said auditions. And for my fellow toku fans, I can now hereby confirm that the 20th season of Power Rangers will be based off of Tensou Sentai Goseiger and not any later Super Sentai series like many had predicted. And because they haven’t formally announced the series yet, the show still doesn’t have an official title, though the name “Power Rangers Megaforce” was trademarked last year by Saban Brands last year, so that may still possibly be the title. Anyway, here’s a little sneak preview of what the next team of Rangers will look like:

A fitting bunch to represent the 20th Anniversary celebration of the Power Rangers franchise, don’t you think?

Anyway, some possible spoilers: This group will use card-based attacks, which will include special cards for morphing and summoning their zords. And a new twist on the zords: instead of constantly summoning new zords to create some massive thrown-together eyesore, the will summon attachable zord heads which will unlock new combinations and special moves. In the original Goseiger, they went up against three different enemy organizations, with one enemy constantly reappeaing, but they might not include all three if they don’t run it for two seasons. And yes, there is a sixth ranger, but it won’t be another teenager, or human for that matter!

Aright, enough spoilers for today. Just get out there and start sending in you resumes! That goes for all of you that have been asking about this new updated info since last June.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

UPDATE: As of Friday, May 25th, they have stopped accepting new auditions for this next season of Power Rangers, and are now moving onto the next stage of the process, whittling down the number of applicants. Currently, they have about 50 people per role, so it will probably be awhile before we hear anything about an official cast. And yes, there has been unofficial confirmation from people auditioning that one of the roles is for a Black Ranger, confirming a Goseiger adaption. Yes, I know that some of the casting sides were straight out of Go-Kaiger episodes, but that doesn’t mean diddly squat at the moment.

Long Overdue UPDATE: To anyone still interested, I posted this story months ago, and the audition process for this future season of Power Rangers (a.k.a. Power Rangers Megaforce) has been over. The new cast has been picked and revealed already, so please, DO NOT POST ANY MORE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION IN THE COMMENTS SECTION BELOW! This is NOT a casting agency website, this is just an informational fan blog. I have no influence over the casting process whatsoever, I’m just a fan like the rest of you. So unless you want to get spammed like crazy, please stop leaving you personal information. And just to be clear, I have no idea when they will be auditioning for future Ranger series, so don’t ask about that either.

NOTICE: To anyone looking for info on the next round of Power Rangers auditions.

I know that there are a lot of you out there with questions about the next Power Rangers series, including audition info and advise. In fact, most of the comments I’ve been getting since the initial announcement for the 2012 (now 2013) auditions have been mainly focused on audition advise and/or info. I’d just like to say a few things here and now in regard to these questions:

  1. I would like to point out here and now that I am NOT a casting agent, nor am I involved in any way with the casting process. I’m just a fan like everybody else, and I’ve happened to look into doing this before myself. I get my info on this the same way I get any other piece of news for my blog; I search around various other websites/blogs to find out what’s going on, just like you guys. I’m as far from an insider as you can get.
  2. Part of the reason I haven’t been responding to comments related to this lately is because the auditions have currently been postponed until late March/early April, and a billion rumors have come out of the woodwork about what they might end up doing. I don’t want to tell you guys anything yet until I know for sure what’s going on, and it looks like we might not hear anything about it for months. So settle in, because we’re going to be stuck here waiting until the whole thing comes out of limbo.
  3. I’m sorry, I know almost anyone that’s asked wants me to personally email them any info I can get, but I just can’t do that. I’m sorry, but I’m just not going to sift through (what will be about) eight months worth of comments in April to tell everyone that’s asked about it. If you want to know more about these auditions when I do, then either subscribe to the blog via email (just click the “Sign Me Up!” button on the right, between the Meta and Top Rated sections) or follow me on Twitter. I promise, those will be the fastest ways to receive any updates.
  4. I don’t want to give out any advise yet, but if you really need to know, here’s what they’re usually looking for from people auditioning:
    a. People usually between the ages of 18-23.
    b. People who are physically fit or at least in shape (so not fair to the chubby fans).
    c. Would prefer some previous acting experience.
    d. Would prefer some experience with anything requiring choreographed stunt work (not solely limited to Martial Arts, but that’s a plus).
    e. Must have a legal, up-to-date passport.
    f. Must be willing to move to New Zealand for the duration of the filming (about 6-8 months).
    g. Must be willing to work 13 hour days, up to nine days at a time (usually filming three episodes within that period).
  5. For those of you wondering what to include on your audition tape, just remember to introduce yourself, whatever casting agency you’re with (I highly recommend signing with a legitimate one), and the part your going for. If there are sides or scripts available for the role (depending on where you look, there will usually be some available for download), then try to do a reading for that part. Then, because the part is for an action series, include a short collection of action shots showing off your best work. Overall, the video should be between 5-10 minutes, with the video only as long as it needs to be. Again, I’m not a casting agent, but I am getting this advise from legitimate sources, and anything said here can be found online.

These are the only real answers I have for everyone’s questions. If you questions are general, I’m most likely going to send you to this post. For more specific questions, I’ll try to answer those on a case-by-case basis. Keep in mind, though, that I don’t have all the answers. Who they eventually pick, and how they pick them, is solely up to Casting team. Good luck to anyone who tries out. And seriously, can we go easy on the questions for the next couple of months? Thank you.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

UPDATE: (5/2/12) Good news everyone! The casting calls are back on!! Check out the new breakdowns here.

Power Rangers 2013 Casting Postponed!: So what are we gonna do, Saban?

Major shocking news (that came out two days ago)! It looks like Saban has postoned casting for the next Power Rangers series (which will be in 2013), because they plan on doing something major. Check out this letter from Iris Hampton (casting director for Power Rangers) that was sent out to casting agencies:

Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, 12:56 PM Pacific
Addendum to 10/3 8:53 PM, 9/27 11:37 AM

POWER RANGERS (Memo from Iris Hampton)
Non-Union Episodic

Dear all agents who participated in the Power Ranger casting process,

We want to express our sincere thanks to your clients who recently auditioned for Power Rangers’ 2013 season and provide you with a quick update. Since we will be celebrating our 20th anniversary season in 2013, we have decided to elevate the season’s creative to entirely new heights. This will require us to commence production in 2012 rather than 2011. We hope that the great talent we met during our recent auditions will still be available when we recommence casting and promise that you will be the first to know when that will occur. At this time, we plan to resume the casting process March to early April 2012.

With kind regards and respect,

Iris Hampton
Power Ranger Casting Director

So, what does all this mean? I’m not sure. Some people think this is an indication that they’re skipping ahead to Go-Kaiger, others think they might just be trying to do something new with the Goseiger footage. Either way, they’ve got big plans, and those of you that may have missed the previous casting session could have a second chance next March/April.

And this is just a side note, but one of the big problems with skipping to Go-Kaiger will be accounting for the 15 other Sentais that came out before (or in the cases of Dairanger and Goseiger, before and after) Power Rangers. Check back in later to see my proposal for what Saban could do to correct that.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

henshinhead EXCLUSIVE!: Official character breakdowns for next Power Rangers series! Seriously!!

Wow, for once, I’m the one reporting on a breaking story! Anyway, as you all know, recently some casting sides popped up for the next Power Rangers series, sides which weren’t more than the ones released the year before. Well, now we may actually have the real character names and bios for this upcoming series! On a breakdown service website (a website that send out audition information to people who may qualify for certain roles), a breakdown showed up for a project simply titled “Power Rangers”, and it includes breakdowns of the five main Ranger roles. Exclusive from henshinhead, here’s the character breakdowns that popped up on that page:

ALL OF THE FOLLOWING POWER RANGER ROLES are a group of five teens 18-23 years to play 15-19 years. They are all nice looking, charismatic, energetic, outgoing and confident. They must have SUPER HERO LOOKS with average height and in great physical condition. Martial arts or gymnastics is a plus, but not mandatory.

[ RED RANGER – REESE ]
Any ethnicity male, 18 – 23 to play 17-19 years. Reese is an attractive young man with super hero looks and a nice athletic build. He is a natural leader with honorable intentions. He is a much disciplined young man.

[ BLACK RANGER – BARON ]
All ethnicity Male, 18 to 23 to play 17-19. He has good looks with a slim build. He is fun and witty with great comedic abilities. He is very creative and not afraid to think outside the box.

[ BLUE RANGER – PARRY ]
Any ethnicity Male, 18 to early twenties to play 16-19 years. He is a bit on the nerdy side. He is a studious and highly intelligent.

[ PINK RANGER – SADIE ]
Any ethnicity, 18 to 23 to play 16 to 19 years. Average height. Sadie is a beautiful, sophisticated, intelligent and confident. She is very intuitive and genuinely cares about others.

[ YELLOW RANGER – AVA ]
Any ethnicity, 18 to early twenties to play 16 to 18 years of age. Average height. Ava is a very cute, sweet, positive and very naïve small town girl.

Yes, I know they almost sound like the current set of Rangers, but what can you do when you have a very popular show that you only planned on fiming two season of? Anyway, this is a henshinhead EXCLUSIVE (I want to just hammer that point across to everyone that reads this. As of the time I’m writing and publishing this post, NO ONE ELSE has reported on this), brought to you by your favorite toku blogger.

For those of you interested in seeing the entire breakdown, just click here. (Note: you will need an actos access account to view it, but don’t fret because it’s free to sign up).

So Miguel, you still want to wait ’til the next round of audition?

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

UPDATE: Okay, so I noticed that there were a few important things I forgot to mention. Here’s the bulk of it:

Casting Director: Iris Hampton
Interview Dates: TBD
Callback Dates: TBD
Shoot/Start Date: December 2011
Pay Rate: APPROX Salary 70/hr or 1,000NZD per day. Favored nation
Location: New Zealand

Yep, they’ll start filming in December, and it’s being filmed in New Zealand again. And here’s something else to think about:

Special Notes:  ALL TALENT must be willing to relocate to New Zealand for approx. 6-8 months. Must have valid or current passport with at least one (1) year left before renewal or able to get one. Please note the names noted in the character breakdown are temporary names for the Rangers needed for this season. PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS AT THIS TIME. 

So for those of you who are really REALLY interested, just make sure that you have a passport and that your willing to travel to another country for half a year. Getting picked to be on the show is a great opportunity, but only if your willing, able, and absolutely sure that you want to go that far to do it. And if you are, then you already have one person rooting for you to get the part. 😉

Power Rangers Casting Sides Released: Goseiger it is!

Two weeks ago, we learned from an inside source that Saban would be having casting calls sometime this month for the next batch of Power Rangers for the 2012 season. A week later, we found out that they had cancelled the bigger casting call event, with no reason given. Well, now we’ve learned that they are going to hold auditions for the 2012 Power Rangers season!

While no big announcement has been made, casting call “sides” have popped up on services like Showfax.com, and the parts shown so far are for the Red, Black, Blue, Yellow, and Pink Rangers, indicating a Goseiger adaption. Other people have already purchased/downloaded the sides, and so far it seems to be the same sides that they posted for the Power Rangers Samurai auditions [last year’s casting sides here]. They’re even using the same casting director, Iris Hampton, who at one time listed Power Rangers in her Facebook job description, but had to change it because of overzealous fans constantly bothering her. Anyway, here’s an excerpt from one of the casting sides, courtesy of PowerAnimals:

POWER RANGER SIDES
SADIE (PINK RANGER) – AVA (YELLOW RANGER)

• AUDITION ADDRESS
1950 Sawtelle Blvd Suite 270
Los Angeles, CA 90025
PRUSACasting@aol.com
• Please correspond by email if you need to re-schedule your audition time.
• If you are running late please note that my audition schedule for the week of August
22nd is Monday through Thursday from 10-noon and 1:00-5:00 PM.
• Please park on street – metered parking
• Please bring 2 headshots and resumes.

EXT. HALLWAY – DAY

SADIE stands outside the gym where the rescued children play. She is wounded
just above her right hip. Slowly, she sits on the floor and leans against the wall.

AVA comes looking for her.

AVA
SADIE, SADIE, are you okay?

SADIE
Yes, it’s nothing.

AVA notices blood.

AVA
You’re injured. Let me see.

SADIE
I told you. Don’t worry. Just go back. I’ll meet you inside.

AVA
I won’t leave you like this.

SADIE
I’m fine, please.

AVA
I think you need to rest a while.
The kids are fine.

SADIE looks into the room and sees a group of girls playing with dolls and toys.

SADIE
I always wanted to play like that.

SADIE turns to AVA. She smiles but is sad.

SADIE (CONT’D)
I never got to play with other girls. When I was young,
all I wanted to do was play house, pretend I was the mom, but…I
always had to practice, to train…I’m sorry for
talking this way. I don’t quite feel like myself.

AVA
It’s okay. That’s your dream? To marry…

SADIE
Sometimes, I just wish I could have a normal life; become a normal
wife, maybe even a normal mother one day.

AVA
I am sure you will be all of those things.

SADIE
Well, that was the plan. But sometimes, I think
about what would happen if we…

AVA
I know…
Sadie brushes it off with a smile.

SADIE
I’m sorry. I’m just being…such a

AVA
No. It’s fine. I understand.

SADIE
Let’s go back inside. C’mon. I don’t know
what’s gotten into me. I’m getting so emotional…
Sadie smiles to AVA and tries to get back up, but she is
held back by the shooting pain in her side.

Very deep stuff. 😛 Anyway, like it said in the thing, auditions will be held next Monday, the 22nd, until Thursday the 25th, from 10:00-Noon and 1:00-5:00 pm. You’ll need to email them to set up an audition time. If you’d like to download any of the other sides, just click the Showfax.com link above.

For anyone out there bold enough to try out, I say good luck to you! Break a leg, just not your own!

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Saban to begin Casting Call for Power Rangers 2012!: YES!!!!!!!!!!!

According to Fury Diamond of Ranger Crew, Saban will be holding open casting calls for next year’s version of Power Rangers! Here’s what he posted:

“My source has informed me that Saban is holding an open casting call for the next Power Rangers series in a few weeks.  I’ll post more information when I get it.
If you plan on auditioning, get your audition tape ready.”

This is AWESOME! Oh, crap, I have to prepare! And if you interested, start getting ready NOW.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

UPDATE: (8/14/11) I’m not sure how long ago this happened, but apparently Saban has CANCELLED the casting calls. Here’s a new quote from Fury Diamond of Rangerboard:

My source has informed me that they cancelled the “big open casting event”.

They didn’t give me a reason why this occurred.  Maybe they need more time before casting or they want to be low key for now.  I’ll keep you guys updated if I hear anything else.

He posted that two days ago apparently, sorry I didn’t report on it before now, I wasn’t aware of this before today. My apologies to anyone who was interested in auditioning. And I’ll try to keep you guys posted on any new info that comes out about this. Hopefully, they will go through with it in some form or another. Just gotta keep our fingers crossed.

UPDATE: (8/22/11) They are holding auditions, just much more low key. In fact, they’ll be going from Monday 8/22 thru Thursday 8/25. For more info check this post. Good Luck out there!