Updated with photos: Comedy at the ballpark: Extras needed at State Mutual Stadium today for season three shooting of IFC’s ‘Brockmire’ starring Hank Azaria.

Updated with photos: Comedy at the ballpark: Extras needed at State Mutual Stadium today for season three shooting of IFC’s ‘Brockmire’ starring Hank Azaria.

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One eagle-eyed resident spotted some extra curricular activity at State Mutual Stadium as well as a few signs indicating some new filming under way in Rome.

Crews are due at the stadium off the Bypass and Armuchee Connector early today to get some footage for season three of “Brockmire.”  The official notice:

“Extras Casting Atlanta for Monday 10/1/18 in Rome, Ga.,  at the Rome Braves (State Mutual) stadium looking for men and women — all types – 18 through their 60s or so to portray vendors and some stadium staff.”

“Email a recent photo and all contact info to: Brockmire3extras@gmail.com – STAFF in subject (line). Filming for this is in Rome — so looking for folks north Cobb, Cherokee and above. All roles are paid but no travel bumps – 7 a.m. or so call times until 3 p.m. or so for the day. FYI.”

“Brockmire” stars Hank Azaria, Amanda Peet and Tyrel Jackson Williams. The show is broadcast on IFC and the premise is as follows:

“Brockmire (Hank Azaria) is a famed major league baseball announcer who suffers an embarrassing and very public meltdown live on the air after discovering his beloved wife’s serial infidelity. A decade later, Jim Brockmire decides to reclaim his career and love life in a small American rust belt town that has seen better days, calling minor league baseball games for the Morristown Frackers. The struggling team is led by Jules (Amanda Peet), the strong-willed, hard-drinking owner, and Charles (Tyrel Jackson Williams), the naïve but enthusiastic team intern.”

(Spoiler alert if you watch the show but haven’t wrapped watching season two; stop here. OK, back to the narrative courtesy of Indiewire.com.  Also, there’s a little “language” to note in the full interview).

“Season 3 is not even about him back in the big league, necessarily. He’s working for a major league team, but it’s spring training. It’s still about the climb,” Church-Cooper said. “There’s something about spring and the idea of a low-stakes environment to try things out. Metaphorically, I think it works well with someone and newly sober out into the world trying to figure things out.”

With a good chunk of the season taking place before the big league season starts, the show had two location options for its spring training scenes: Florida or Arizona. Ultimately, they’ve opted to set Season 3 in the Sunshine State, with the show already renewed for a Season 4 after that.

“We’re going to do a lot of jokes about central Florida,” says series creator Joel Church-Cooper. “Early on, I decided that every season of the show was going to be in a different American city with some of the same characters carrying over, but a lot of new characters every time. And so it almost be like a new show at the same main character. What I always say about ‘Brockmire’ is it’s about an asshole who gets better as a country gets worse. That’s the sort of underlying story we’re telling over the course of four seasons.”

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