Yet another DC/Vertigo title is being adapted for television. According to The Hollywood Reporter, WGN America is developing a small screen take on Scalped, which ran for 60 issues over five years. The TV series will be written and executive produced by Doug Jung (Banshee). Scalped follows “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 plot was partially inspired by Native American activist Leonard Peltier, who was arrested for gunning down two FBI agents on a reservation in 1975.” The critically acclaimed comic series was written by Jason Aaron and drawn by R.M. Guera.
Again, Scalped is the latest in a long line of DC and Vertigo titles coming to the small screen. The Flash, iZombie, and Hourman are in the works at The CW, while Fox is doing Gotham and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Preacher is in development at AMC, while NBC is taking on Constantine. Stay tuned for more news on Scalped as we have it.
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