Acting Opportunity

Jun 15, 2021 | News


Avy Kaufman Casting (Life of Pi, Lincoln, Succession, et al.) is currently seeking Paiute actors for the role of WILLIAM TABA in the upcoming FX series UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN, details below. If interested, please send a recent picture & resume (if you have) to


Imagine Television for FX
Pilot – Straight to Series
Executive Producers: Dustin Lance Black, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Samie Falvey, Anna Culp, David Mackenzie, Gillian Berrie, Jason Bateman, Michael Costigan
Director: David Mackenzie
Writer: Dustin Lance Black}
Casting Director: Avy Kaufman
Casting Associate: Scotty Anderson
Casting Assistant: Iona Gordon
Dates: late July – November 2021
Location: Calgary

[WILLIAM TABA] 50s, male, a Southern Paiute Native American from Utah, Taba escaped to Las Vegas to build a family and become a homicide detective. But post-divorce, Taba was forced to return to Utah, where his dark skin and non-LDS status meant taking a job at a tiny station, and in a subordinate position to a younger, less experienced detective (Pyre). Having grown up here, Bill seems well equipped to bear the racism and religious discrimination rampant in this exclusively LDS area, but faced with a gruesome double murder, and a struggling partner, Taba must assert himself—carefully stepping into a fatherly leadership role in order to teach, bolster and center his partner so that they can capture the killers before more blood is shed….SERIES REGULAR

Storyline: A quiet small town in Utah, founded by pioneers from the Church of Latter Day Saints, is rocked by a terrible murder. A suspect covered in blood is recognized to be a member of a well-known and noble Mormon family that hides plenty of secrets waiting to be uncovered…