The in-development TV adaptation of Jason Aaron & R.M. Guera‘s DC Comics/Vertigo series “Scalped” has gotten a pilot order from WGN America’s, putting it closer to a potential spot on the cable network’s lineup as reported today by THR.
“Scalped” was first reported to be in development at WGN America in April 2014, and has a pilot script written by Doug Jung, whose credits include the upcoming “Star Trek Beyond. The pilot will be executive produced by DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns. Amid current scrutiny of Hollywood whitewashing, THR notes that the pilot is “eyeing an all Native American cast.”
Here’s the description of the “Scalped” TV adaptation: “A modern-day crime story set in the world of a Native American Indian reservation. It explores power, loyalty and spirituality in a community led by the ambitious chief Lincoln Red Crow, as he reckons with Dashiell Bad Horse who has returned home after years away from the reservation.”
One of the most acclaimed comic book series of its time, “Scalped” ran for 60 issues from 2007 to 2012, as part of DC’s mature readers imprint, Vertigo. A fellow Vertigo-based TV series, “iZombie,” is in its second season on The CW, with AMC’s “Preacher” set to debut later this spring. WGN America also ordered a pilot based on “Roadside Picnic,” the 1971 sci-fi novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky.