WGN America orders pilot of 'Scalped' set on fictitious reservation

A panel from Scalped. Image from Comic Vine

WGN America is moving forward with a pilot of Scalped, a critically-acclaimed comic that is based on a fictional reservation.

The Hollywood Reporter first brought news of the project in April 2014. It's gained a lot of traction since then and could even get an all-Native cast, according to the Reporter.

Jason Aaron, the creator and writer of Scalped, has said he was partly inspired by the story of imprisoned American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier. The comic is set on the fictional "Prairie Rose Reservation" and includes references to an "Oglala Lakota Tribe," a name similar to the Oglala Sioux Tribe in South Dakota.

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DC Comics' 'Scalped' Among WGN America's Pilot Orders (The Hollywood Reporter 3/7)
Vertigo’s ‘Scalped’ gets a pilot order. But will the project get an all-Native American cast? (The Washington Post 3/8)
‘Arrow’ Writer Takes On New Vertigo DC Comics TV Show, ‘Scalped’: Series May Get All-Native American Cast (iDigitalTimes 3/9)

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