Lily Gladstone, the breakout star of last year’s indie drama “Certain Women” who stole the show with her scenes opposite Kristen Stewart, has scored the first series regular role in the DC Comics pilot “Scalped” which is being developed for WGN America.
The modern-day western crime story is set in the world of a Native American reservation, a community led by the ambitious Chief Lincoln Red Crow as he reckons with Dashiell Bad Horse who has returned home after years away from the reservation.
Gladstone will play Carol Red Crow, the estranged daughter of Chief Red Crow. The former ‘Rez Princess,’ tragic circumstances set her against her father and down a self-destructive spiral meant to punish him as much as herself.
Fiercely independent and intelligent, Carol gradually comes to discover the influence she can play on the Rez’s future. WGN America is looking to find a cast predominately made up of Native American actors for the pilot.
The “Scalped” pilot was penned by Doug Jung, who will serve as executive producer, while Bilall Fallah and Adil El Arbi are directing the hourlong pilot.