Not taking its “Manhattan” cancellation lying down, WGN America has picked up two new drama pilots – most notably an adaptation of DC Comics’ “Scalped”.
“Scalped” is described as a modern-day crime story set in the world of a Native American Indian reservation. Lincoln Red Crow is the ambitious chief of a community who must deal with Dashiell Bad Horse who has returned home after years away from the reservation. First published in 2007, it ran for sixty issues.
Doug Jung will pen the script and executive produce alongside DC Entertainment creative director Geoff Johns.
The other series is an adaptation of Arkady and Boris Strugatsky’s 1971 novel “Roadside Picnic”. That story explores a near-future world where aliens have come and gone, leaving humankind to explore the mysteries left behind as well as the societal ramifications of their visit.
The ation follows Red, a ‘stalker’ who ventures into the abandoned remains of the alien culture. Jack Paglen (“Alien: Covenant”) will pen the script and exec produce alongside Alan Taylor (“Game of Thrones”) with the latter set to direct the pilot.
Source: The Live Feed