Another day, another comic book picked up for adaptation, this time for the small screen. THR reports WGN America, which is premiering its first scripted series Salem this month, wants in on the comic book coin, and has optioned DC's Scalped for a potential series.
Described as a crime noir drama, the series (on the page and likely on the screen as well) 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.
It's partially based on the real life of Leonard Peltier, who was arrested in 1975 for gunning down two FBI agents during a shootout. It also sounds like it may be similar to SundanceTV's new drama The Red Road, which I also really like.
The comic ran for 60 issues starting in 2007. And as THR points out, Scalped is the latest in a long series of DC comics headed for TV, a list that also includes The Flash (The CW); Constantine (NBC); iZombie (The CW); Hourman (The CW); Preacher (AMC); and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Fox) and, of course, the most high profile – Gotham.