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The pilot for Jason Aaron & R.M. Guéra’s Scalped TV adaptation gets some directors


Jason Aaron & R.M. Guéra’s Scalped is a superb comic. The series focuses on the Oglala Lakota inhabitants of the fictional Prairie Rose Indian Reservation in modern-day South Dakota as they grapple with organized crime, rampant poverty, drug addiction and alcoholism, local politics and the preservation of their cultural identity.

The Scalped TV show is described as 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.

Banshee’s Doug Jung is writing the script for the pilot. Jason Aaron has said the plot of the comic is partly inspired by Leonard Peltier, a Native American activist who was arrested for the murder of two FBI agents in a reservation shootout in 1975.

Bilall Fallah and Adil El Arbi (Black), which won the Discovery Award at the 2015 Toronto Film Festival last year, are set to direct the pilot for WGN America. They are planning to have an all Native American cast.

The 60-issue monthly comic was first published by DC imprint Vertigo in 2007.

Source: Deadline

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