Netflix hit “House of Cards” is looking for a few good men or women to audition for the role of one of the country’s top spy chiefs.

As it prepares for its third season, the critically acclaimed show sent out a casting call looking for actors to play the director of the National Security Agency (NSA) as well as senators, reporters and other roles.

{mosads}For the NSA chief, the show is looking for a male or female of any ethnicity between the ages of 45 and 55, according to a notice sent to Screen Actors Guild members obtained by the Baltimore Sun.

The show also wants to cast one female “academic” senator, a male Senate committee chairman and an older Southern male senator.

Additionally, show runners are looking for a pair of reporters, “Geoff” and “Susan;” a photographer; an emergency room doctor; a colonel and “Bette,” a 32- to 35-year-old woman who is “good with hands, smart, pretty [and] capable.”

Though based in Washington, the political drama is mostly shot in Maryland.

That arrangement came into question earlier this year, when the show’s producers threatened to move locales unless they secured additional tax incentives to stay. Executives ended up with about $11.5 million in tax credits and grants out of the $15 million they were looking for, but producers nonetheless struck a deal with Maryland state officials last month to make the state the show’s home for another season. 

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