Yet another comic book series from DC entertainment is about to begin filming.
The pilot for crime series Scalped will begin filming in New Mexico in early April, as detailed in recent updates on casting sites myentertainmentworld.com and production weekly. If picked up beyond the pilot, the show will be the first TV series in history with a predominantly Native American cast.
Belgian writer-directing duo Bilall Fallah and Adil El Arbi are set to direct the pilot for the straight to order series. Scalped stars Alex Meraz as Dashiell Bad Horse with Irene Bedard as his mother Gina Bad Horse, Gil Birmingham as Chief Lincoln Red Crow and Chaske Spencer as Sheriff Falls Down.
The series was developed by Star Trek Beyond writer Doug Jung based on the comic book series written by Jason Aaron and illustrated by R.M Guéra. The series ran for 60 issues, taking place on the fictional Prairie Rose Indian Reservation in South Dakota as members of the Oglala Lakota tribe grappled with issues of crime, poverty and politics on the reservation.
Scalped is a modern-day crime story set in the world of a Native American Indian reservation, and 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.
Jung executive produces alongside DC Comics’ president and chief creative officer Geoff Johns for Warner Horizon Television and DC Entertainment.