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‘Cleaning Lady’ series to begin production in August

Elodie Yung is the star of the upcoming Fox series, “The Cleaning Lady.” The series will film in New Mexico beginning in August. (Ursula Coyote/FOX)

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Bill Marinella pays attention to the details.

He’s been in the film industry for more than 20 years – mostly as a casting director.

The film industry veteran moved from Atlanta to Albuquerque as the film industry picked up.

Marinella is hitting the ground running, holding an open call for the upcoming Fox series “The Cleaning Lady.”

bright spotThe pilot for the series was filmed in New Mexico and, in early May, the series was picked up by Fox for its first season.

“The Cleaning Lady” stars Elodie Yung, who is known for her role in the series “Daredevil” and “The Defenders.”

Yung stars as Thony, a whip-smart doctor who comes to the U.S. for a medical treatment to save her ailing son. But when the system fails and pushes her into hiding, she refuses to be beaten down and marginalized. Instead, she becomes a cleaning lady for the mob and starts playing the game by her own rules.

The series is set in Las Vegas, Nevada.

A casting call will take place from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Glorybound, 11913 Menaul NE.

Marinella is looking to cast the following:

• Casino players (upscale clothing)

• Casino staff (with real experience)

• Vegas pedestrians (to play tourists, locals, business travelers)

• Kids, (6 months to 17 years old)

• Twins

To register online or find out more, visit

According to Marinella, the series will begin filming in mid-August and COVID testing will take place in late July.

“I’m trying to get real people with real skills,” he says. “I want people who have worked at casinos to take part in this. I want real dealers to be able to be on camera as one. It’s an opportunity for people to branch out.”

Marinella would also like to see people show up in their best vintage outfit – from any modern era.

“I like to see people dressed up because I can see what it would take to get them into character,” he says. “I take the words from the page and help fill the scene in with an amazing background cast.”

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