The TV adaptation of Jason Aaron & R.M. Guéra’s Vertigo (DC imprint) series “Scalped” has just received a pilot episode order from WGN America, making it a good possiblity this show will see the light of day as reported earlier today by The Hollywood Reporter.
We are in an era where comic book adaptations have swept the nation. With successful shows like DC’s Gotham, Supergirl, Powerless (coming soon), Arrow, The Flash, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Peggy Carter, Vertigo’s iZombie, Preacher (coming soon) and Lucifer, Netflix’s Daredevil and Jessica Jones and The Walking Dead (Image Comics), there’s no shortage of superhero and comic book fun.
“Scalped” was first reported to be in development at WGN America back in April 2014. There is a pilot script written by Doug Jung, whose is involved the upcoming “Star Trek Beyond. DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns will serve as executive producer. With the recent, and disturbing, trend of Hollywood whitewashing, it also mentioned it is “eyeing an all Native American cast.” This keeps the authenticity of this series.
The official synopsis of Scalped from Vertigo Comics:
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 nunchucs, 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?