Lily Gladstone Joins WGN’s Scalped as First Cast Member

Variety reports that WGN’s upcoming adaptation of the Vertigo comic series Scalped has officially found its first cast member with actress Lily Gladstone (Certain Women) joining the series. Based on the comics by Jason Aaron and  R.M. Guéra, the series is an intense crime drama that mixes organized crime with current Native American culture.

Fifteen years ago, Dashiell “Dash” Bad Horse ran away from a life of abject poverty and utter hopelessness on the Prairie Rose Indian Reservation searching for something better. Now he’s come back home armed with nothing but a set of nunchucks, a hell-bent-for-leather attitude and one dark secret, to find nothing much has changed on “The Rez” — short of a glimmering new casino, and a once-proud people overcome by drugs and organized crime. Is he here to set things right or just get a piece of the action?

Gladstone will play Carol Red Crow, the estranged daughter of Chief Lincoln Red Crow and an old friend of Dash’s, who reunites with him after he returns to the reservation.

Doug Jung (Big Love, Star Trek Beyond) has penned the script for the pilot episode, which has directing team Bilall Fallah and Adil El Arbi (Black) set to helm.