LGBT Vampire Web Series Carmilla Brings in More Diverse Cast

LGBT Vampire Web Series Carmilla Brings in More Diverse Cast
Stuart McDonald
If you binge watched the YouTube web series, Carmilla when it came out last summer, keep reading.
 
If you didn’t, start now, because your life isn’t complete until you’ve watched all 36 episodes (it goes by way too fast) of this queer college vampire drama based on the novella by J. Sheridan Le Fanu.
 
Seriously, trust us on this one.
 
For those of you who are familiar with the series (and for those of you who just watched the whole season and came back because you’re desperate for more), you’ll be excited to hear that casting has been completed for season 2!
 
Even better, in a recent Tumblr post, one of Carmilla’s producers explained that season 1’s lack of diversity was due to the show being non-union. In Toronto, many actors who are people of color join the union ACTRA (the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists), which requires better hours and better pay. Because the series was so low budget in the first season, many people of color they wanted to hire and who reached out about being involved were members of ACTRA and couldn’t be hired by a non-union production. 
 
Carmilla’s producers seem super excited to go union for season 2 and be able to take better care of their current cast, as well as bring in some more diverse talent. On Tumblr, one of the producers stated “Season 2 is going ACTRA. Not only does this give our returning cast their first or second permit, it opens up our talent pool to the best performers we love, diverse performers, and actors and that you might have seen. In certain shows shot in TO. ;) Boy did we see some fierce ones today.” 
 
We’re not sure if this awesome series can get any better, but things are looking that way. Now we just have to be patient…they’ve still got to film!
 
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