A picture of Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser and Caitriona Balfe as Claire from the Starz TV series "Outlander." Facebook/ Outlander

There was too much excitement at the Clarion Hotel in Sudbury, Canada recently as a large number of applicants gathered to participate in the “Outlander” season 4 casting. The chance to be part of the show and to travel to Scotland was seen by many as an opportunity of a lifetime.

According to a report by Sudbury, hundreds of applicants gathered at the basement lobby of the hotel. The TV series is looking to cast extras to portray natives, and a large number of people eagerly took part in the audition.

People of different age groups came from nearby communities. There were people who had travelled from as far as Toronto to take part in the casting.

The auditions were planned to take place between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., but the huge response to the advertisement forced the casting team to stop the process at 2 p.m. Some of those who arrived at 12:30 p.m. reportedly said they were told that the auditions were closed for an hour. They were thus forced to wait before filling out the application form.

The long wait for the audition may be difficult for some, but for fans of the TV series, it was time to enjoy the first step in the long process of going to Scotland. Once selected, the producers will pay for travel and hotel accommodations. The selected applicants will, of course, get a chance to be part of the popular show.

Filming of “Outlander” season 4 is currently taking place in Scotland. The plot of the time-travelling show will focus on the lives of the lead characters Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire (Caitriona Balfe) in the American Colonies during the 1700s.