According to The Hollywood Reporter, another hit comic book series is headed to the small screen. Jason Aaron and R.M. Guera’s Scalped is being developed by the cable network WGN America. Scapled is described as a crime noir set on a Native American reservation.
The book launched in 2007 for DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint as a monthly and ran for 60 issues, ending in 2012. The series focused on the Oglala Lakota inhabitants in the fictional Prairie Rose Indian Reservation in South Dakota as they grapple with organized crime, poverty, drug and alcohol addiction and local politics while trying to preserve their cultural identity.
The beginning of comic series is officially described as follows:
Fifteen years ago, Dashiell “Dash” Bad Horse ran away from a life of abject poverty and utter hopelessness on the Prairie Rose Indian Reservation searching for something better. Now he’s come back home armed with nothing but a set of nunchucks, a hell-bent-for-leather attitude and one dark secret, to find nothing much has changed on “The Rez” — short of a glimmering new casino, and a once-proud people overcome by drugs and organized crime. Is he here to set things right or just get a piece of the action?
The Scalped series is highly regarded within the comics industry and it ranks as one of the longest-running series in comics history with a nonwhite protagonist and largely nonwhite cast.
Doug Jung (Banshee) will pen the script and executive produce for Warner Horizon Television.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter