The adaption of the ambitious Vertigo Comics series is directed by Bilall Fallah and Adil El Arbi (“Banshee”), and is now joined by Indigenous producer Sterlin Harjo. The cast will be lead by “Hell or High Water” breakout Gil Birmingham. Birmingham will play Chief Lincoln Red Crow, the leader of the Prairie Rose Reservation who makes a controversial push to open the Reservation’s first casino.
Birmingham joins previously announced cast members including “Suicide Squad’s” Alex Meraz and “Certain Women’s” Lily Gladstone. Meraz will portray Dashiell “Dash” Bad Horse, who was abandoned at 13 years old by his mother, Gina (played by Irene Berdard, the voice of Disney’s “Pocahontas”), and returns to the “Rez” as a criminal with his own agenda. Gladstone will play Carol, Red Crow’s defiant, estranged daughter. “Banshee’s” Chaske Spencer rounds out the cast as Sheriff Falls Down, who deeply follows the goings on of the Rez and has a tenuous relationship with Red Crow.
“Scalped” was first reported to be in development at WGN America in 2014. It will be executive produced by DC Entertainment’s Geoff Johns. Doug Jung, whose credits include “Star Trek: Beyond,” wrote the pilot script and will also serve as executive producer on the pilot.
Based on the acclaimed 2007-2012 comic series written by Jason Aaron (“Thor,” “Southern Bastards”) and illustrated by R. M. Guéra, “Scalped” begins filming in April.
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