Jason Aaron and R.M. Guera’s Vertigo masterpiece Scalped is coming to WGN America, as a TV adaptation.
The forthcoming show appears to be in line with the source material’s premise: “crime noir set on a Native American reservation.” Banshee and Dark Blue writer Doug Jung is on board to script the pilot and executive produce.
Scalped ran from 2007 to 2012, as part of DC’s mature readers imprint, Vertigo. Its 60 issues told the stories of the fictional Prairie Rose Indian Reservation, located in South Dakota.
Scalped was one of the most acclaimed books in DC’s publishing line throughout its run, and bolstered Aaron’s stature in the industry, who currently writes Original Sin and Thor: God of Thunder for Marvel, and Southern Bastards for Image Comics. Guéra recently illustrated the Django Unchained adaptation for Vertigo.
WGN America has made major moves into original programming, starting with Salem — the Chicago-based cable network’s first original-scripted series — which debuts this Sunday.