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WGN America Gets ‘Scalped’

WGN America might soon be bringing Jason Aaron & R.M. Guera’s “Scalped” to television.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, the already-in-developed series has finally been given a pilot order by the Fox-owned cable channel.  The pilot, which was penned by Doug Jung (Star Trek Beyond), will be executive produced by DC Entertainment’s Geoff Johns himself.  In their report, THR goes on to state that the pilot (and potential series) is looking to bring in “an all Native American cast.”

If you are unfamiliar with the source material, here’s the series’ synopsis…

“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.”

The super-acclaimed Vertigo Comics series ran from 2007 to 2012, totaling out at 60 issues.  Should it go to series, WGN America should be a great home for the material.  A more mature content-oriented cable network in the vein of FX, its not one to shy away from more violent and controversial material, as its shows to date have obviously shown.

WGN America is currently home to the likes of supernatural horror series “Salem“, backwater crime series “Outcasts“, and the upcoming slavery period drama, “Underground“.  “Manhattan“, which ran for two seasons, was also a WGN America original series.  The network also has potential shows in the works based on the 1971 sci-fi novel “Roadside Panic” and William Friedkin’s film To Live and Die in L.A..


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