Do you look like a Neanderthal or a character from “Vikings”? You could be a big star!iStock

Have people told you look like John Snow, or even better Hodor, then you could be a star in the next big American TV series. An open audition, for a show billed as “Ireland’s next Game of Thrones or Vikings,” is being held in Dublin this Friday (Apr 15).

So if you’re in Ireland and look a little like a Neanderthal then get yourself to Temple Bar this Friday. The announcement read:

“The production is looking for people who fit the Neanderthal, Viking, African or Mediterranean looks for fully paid roles in this new production, which has the potential to become Ireland’s next ‘Game of Thrones’ or ‘Vikings’.”

The casting will open from 11am to 5pm at Filmbase, on Curved Street, Temple Bar and the crew are seeking males and females aged 16 and over.

Last year IrishCentral were in the queue for similar open auditions for “Vikings” in Temple Bar and thousands turned out. Get there early and brings snacks!

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are speculating that the upcoming show “could be an adaptation of Jean M. Auel's Clan of the Cave Bear, the first part of a six book series.

“These stories are set 30,000 years ago in Europe (ish) during the time when Cro-Magnon man (that's us) mixed with the Neanderthals. There's action and violence and sex on a journey that also takes in romance and plenty of spectacular stuff which could be fodder for many episodes of premium TV.”

That sounds pretty good to us!

“That's purely speculation on our part, as a version was in the works and a pilot filmed last year with local lass Charlene McKenna [star of “Ripper Street,” “Raw,” among many others],” they added.

It’s no surprise that another US show is planning to film in Ireland. As well as “The Game of Thrones”, “Vikings,” and movies such as “Brooklyn” and most famously “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” filmed in Kerry last year.

In 2008 the firm Price Waterhouse Cooper carried out an industry survey. According to the Irish Film Board they found that the film industry had a value of over €557.3 million, employed over 6,000 individuals and represented 0.3% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). There’s no doubt this numbers have considerably increased since then.

So if you look like the kind of person who might not look out of place sitting in a cave and swinging a club then this is your chance to get into a major growth industry! Get ready for your close up.